7 Jun 2011

$850,000 for regional TV change-over

12:22 pm on 7 June 2011

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman says $850,000 has been set aside to assist regional television broadcasters to switch from analogue to digital.

The changeover is due to be completed by November 2013.

New Zealand On Air will administer the package, which will provide up to $70,000 to each regional broadcaster.

Dr Coleman says the Government is helping them meet the costs of transition.

The assistance will be available for the next two years.