Fiddling with the Digital TV tuner: Recent Adjustments to a Poor Policy

Franco Papandrea

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Abstract

Digital conversion of television in Australia was to have been completed by the end
of 2008. Much slower adoption of digital television forced policy changes and the
rescheduling of analog television switch-off to conclude by the end of 2013. This
paper attributes the slow uptake of digital television to insufficient consumer
incentives, excessive regulation of the digital spectrum, and measures to shield
incumbent broadcasters from new entrants. Although recent modifications to the
policy are a modest improvement, they are unlikely to produce sufficient acceleration
of consumer uptake of digital television to enable the completion of the analog
switch-off by 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-134
Number of pages20
JournalAgenda
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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