[LINK] Fwd: MR4/2012: ACMA starts a discussion on the future of digital free-to-air television [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Sun Feb 5 13:28:49 AEDT 2012
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> From: media at acma.gov.au
> Date: 23 January 2012 10:41:13 AM AEDT
> To: <tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au>
> Subject: MR4/2012: ACMA starts a discussion on the future of digital free-to-air television [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> Reply-To: blake.murdoch at acma.gov.au
> 23 January 2012
> ACMA starts a discussion on the future of
> digital free-to-air television
> The Australian Communications and Media
> Authority is considering the future
> technological evolution of free-to-air
> television after the transition to digital
> television is complete.
> Following decades of stability in television
> technology, Australia took a giant step in
> 2001 with the adoption of what was then state
> of the art digital television. The transition
> provides us with crisp, clear images, quality
> sound, multi-channels and features such as
> high definition, electronic program guides
> and parental lock.
> The technology that underpins this system
> continues to evolve. Improvements in
> transmission technologies, data compression
> and new physical characteristics of receivers
> such as 3D and ultra high definition screen
> formats might offer attractive features or
> more channels of entertainment in future.
> ‘The ACMA is seeking to garner industry and
> community comment on the future evolution of
> digital terrestrial television,’ said ACMA
> Acting Chairman, Richard Bean.
> ‘We’re interested in the drivers of future
> technological change. Starting the discussion
> now means the ACMA can consider what, if any,
> action it might take in the short term to
> assist in delivering benefits over the next
> decade and beyond,’ Mr Bean said.
> Copies of the paper and further background
> information are available on the ACMA's
> website. Submissions to the discussion paper
> close on 30 March 2012.
> For more information or to arrange an
> interview please contact: Blake Murdoch,
> Acting Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7817, or
> media at acma.gov.au.
> # # #
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