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(From Asia Pulse)
CANBERRA, May 26 Asia Pulse - Australia's lack of enthusiasm for digital TV looks set to force the federal government to delay its planned switch off of the analogue TV signal in 2008.
Communications Minister Helen Coonan has told a Senate committee the date now looks unrealistic given that only about 10 per cent of Australians have digital TV.
She said in Britain, where about 80 per cent of households have tuned in to the digital revolution, analogue would remain on offer until 2012.
"So realistically speaking, I think we need to have a good look at what would be a date for Australia," Senator Coonan said.