Digital TV News: Australian Government

Australia to introduce 'prominence framework' for local broadcast services
Nov 29, 2023 – The Australian Government is to introduce 'must carry' obligations to reduce the risk of FTA broadcasting services being crowded out by larger, international services operating in the Australian market.
News categories: Australian Government, Australia, Digital TV, Regulation, Smart TV, UX

Australia consults on prioritising local TV services on connected TV devices
Dec 23, 2022 – The significant uptake of Smart TVs and other connected devices in Australia demonstrates the challenge that exists for Australian TV services. Establishing a prominence framework will ensure that local TV services and content can be easily found.
News categories: Australian Government, Australia, Digital TV, Regulation, UX

Ocean Blue Talking TV Software Benefits Thousands In Australia As Part Of Government Help-Box Scheme
Apr 4, 2012 – Ocean Blue has partnered with Hills Antenna & TV System to release the first of its kind 'Talking' set-top box in Australia. The Talking Set Top Box, Hills HD94003G, was developed with the assistance of the Australian Government and Vision Australia.
News categories: Ocean Blue, Hills Antenna, Australia, MHEG-5, Middleware, Set Top Box

Australian Government releases talking set-top box
Sep 22, 2011 – Australia's Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has announced the commercial release of talking set-top boxes to help people who are vision impaired make the switch to digital-only television.
News categories: Australia, Digital TV, Set Top Box, Terrestrial

Optus Selects Irdeto's Conditional Access System to Secure Its Viewer Access Satellite Television System (VAST)
Jan 31, 2011 – Irdeto has announced that Optus has selected Irdeto's CA technology for the company's Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) effort, recently implemented by the Australian Government to allow all Australians to enjoy digital TV including HDTV.
News categories: Irdeto, Optus, Australia, Conditional Access, Digital TV, Satellite, Set Top Box

3ality Digital Powers World's First Terrestrial Stereoscopic 3D Broadcast
Jun 2, 2010 – Through an agreement with Australia's Nine Network, 3ality Digital has made the first of three matches of the 2010 National Rugby League State of Origin series available to viewers in S3D.
News categories: 3ality, Nine Network, Australia, Metaverse, Terrestrial

Australia releases National Broadband Network Implementation Study
May 6, 2010 – The Australian Government has released the National Broadband Network Implementation Study. The NBN will expand the possibilities for service providers to deliver video services to end users.
News categories: DBCDE, Australia, Content Distribution, IPTV, Regulation, Streaming

UEC set-top boxes for Eastern Australia satellite TV in-fill service
Apr 14, 2010 – The Australian Government has announced that VAST, a Southern Cross Media and Imparja joint venture, will provide digital TV services to viewers in eastern Australia who cannot receive DTT. Altech UEC will be the initial supplier of set top boxes.
News categories: Southern Cross Media, Imparja, Altech UEC, Australia, Digital TV, Regulation, Satellite, Set Top Box

Australia plans National Broadband Network
Apr 7, 2009 – The Australian Government has announced the establishment of a new company to build and operate a new super fast National Broadband Network to connect 90 percent of Australian homes, schools and workplaces with broadband at speeds up to 100Mbps.
News categories: Australia, Broadband, Fibre, IPTV