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Last updated 05:00 13/12/2012

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Television in Northland is going digital in 12 months which means everyone in the region who wants to watch television after December 1, 2013 will need Freeview or SKY.

Are you ready?

"If you aren't already digital now is the time to start looking at your options and take action," Going Digital spokesman Greg Harford says.

All television in New Zealand is going digital in stages with Hawke's Bay and the West Coast of the South Island leading the way as the first regions to make the move earlier this year.

More than eight out of 10 homes in Northland have already made the move to digital TV and are enjoying better pictures and more channels.

You don't need a new television as any set can go digital with the right set-top box or television with Freeview built-in, together with a UHF aerial or a satellite set-top box and satellite dish.

It is important to remember that every television you want to continue watching after December 1, 2013, whether it is in the bedroom, living room or shed will need to be digital.

"If you want to continue to receive and record television programmes using your current DVD or video recorder it will also need to go digital," says Mr Harford.

Visit or call 0800 838 800 for more information.

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