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DSO: the tribe has spoken

In August and September, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) and the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) invited submissions on a public discussion paper outlining options for the transition of regional television to digital transmission, and proposed changes to the VHF and UHF radio spectrum bands.

Here is the 1.01 version of the discussion document. Here is the not-for-the-faint-of-heart full version, which kicks off with the disclaimer: “The opinions and proposals contained in this document are those of the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry for Culture and Heritage and do not reflect government policy.”

Here are the submissions, 48 of them as at 9 October, and here is the powerpoint presentation that MED put together on spectrum planning for digital television and reallocation of UHF spectrum for new uses (the “digital dividend”) after digital switch-over.

At the information workshops in September, MCH presented the options and issues in relation to the transition to digital transmission for regional and community broadcasters.

So, don’t say you didn’t know what was coming.