Digital TV is here now, so you can go digital today. You need to go digital before your region does if you want to keep watching TV.
Hawke’s Bay and the whole of the South Island have already gone digital. The rest of the North Island is going digital soon:
Sunday 29 September 2013: Lower North Island, including Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki, the Wairarapa, Ruapehu, Taranaki, Wairoa, Gisborne and East Cape
Sunday 1 December 2013: Upper North Island, including Auckland, Northland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.
If you live close to the boundary between Going Digital regions, we recommend that you go digital before 29 September to make sure you don't miss out on watching your favourite programmes.
Taumarunui and Ohura viewers need to go digital before 29 September to keep watching TV3, Prime and Maori Television. Other channels in this area are going digital on 1 December.
Things to remember
You will need Freeview, SKY, IGLOO or Vodafone TV (Wellington only) to continue watching TV after your area goes digital.
If you have more than one TV, you'll need to make sure that each one can receive a digital signal. For the most convenient viewing, it's best to have a separate settop box for each TV in the house. Each set-top box needs to be to a UHF aerial or satellite dish.
If you've already gone digital, why not check on your friends, family and neighbours to make sure they are also ready for the move to digital.
Where can I go if I need help or I have further questions?
• Visit our website at www.goingdigital.co.nz
• Ring us on 0800 838 800 (we are open 8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday).
• Look out for our community advisers in your neighbourhood (see their schedule at www.goingdigital.co.nz).
• Visit our Facebook page
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