The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has called for submissions about the technological future of free-to-air television following its transition to digital television.
Australia’s transition from free-to-air to digital television technology in 2001 allowed for better quality images and sound, multi-channels, and features such as virtual TV guides and parental lock systems.
Televisual technology continues to evolve however, with new features such as data compression, ultra high-definition and 3D imaging offering more possibilities for the future of television.
ACMA has released a discussion paper in an effort to gather industry and community commentary on the future of digital terrestrial television.
“We're interested in the drivers of future technological change. Starting the discussion now means the ACMA can consider what, if any, action it might take in the short term to assist in delivering benefits over the next decade and beyond”, ACMA acting chairman, Richard Bean, said in a statement.
Submissions close on March 30.