Gladstone affected by TV retune this week

CORRECTION: This story originally stated the digital retune mentioned would take place on Monday. This was incorrect. The retune will take place on September 3.

SOME free-to-air TV channels in parts of Gladstone, Rockhampton and Moura will change frequencies on Wednesday.

In Rockhampton and parts of Gladstone and surrounds, the ABC and WIN will change frequencies after 5am.

In Moura, the ABC will change frequency after 3:30pm.

The moves will free up broadcasting spectrum so it can be used for new services such as mobile broadband.

Once the channels have moved, viewers will need to retune their digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder.

Retuning is done using the remote control. For most systems, viewers should press the 'menu' button on the remote, look for settings such as 'channels' or 'auto-tuning', then follow the prompts to retune. 

The retune only affects viewers receiving their television signal from the Mt Hopeful and Moura TV towers in Rockhampton and Moura.

Viewers in Gladstone East, who receive their TV signal from the Maunalor Hill tower, will need to retune on October 1.

Outages could occur on Wednesday and Thursday, but viewers will not need to retune again - the TV services will reappear once the work at the transmission site has been completed.

Viewers can find information about how to retune and any scheduled retune outages here.

Viewers who are having difficulty retuning their equipment should check their manufacturer's handbook or manual for instructions on how to retune, ask a friend or family member to help, visit the retune website or call the Digital Ready Information Line on 1800 20 10 13, 8am to 10pm, seven days.



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