Sydney TV viewers urged to tune in to the retune


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Missing a TV channel? You may need to retune your TV

Free TV Australia today reminds Sydney TV viewers that Tuesday, 18th March is ”˜TV Retune Day’.

This means viewers may need to retune their TV, set-top-box or digital TV recorder to make sure they continue to receive all their free-to-air TV channels and services.

The retune is the final step in Australia’s switch-over to digital-only TV. It’s happening because some TV channels are changing frequency to make room for new services.

Retuning is easy ”“ follow these three simple steps:

1. For most TV systems, press the MENU or SETUP button on the TV remote control.

2. Look for words like ”˜Channels’ or ”˜Auto-tuning’ or ”˜Retune’ or ”˜Rescan’ and press SELECT.

3. Follow any further prompts to Scan or Retune (a scanning bar may appear while retuning takes place).


While some TV equipment will automatically pick up the changes, if people are missing any channels on or after Tuesday they will need to retune.

Free TV CEO Julie Flynn says: “There’s no reason Sydney viewers need to miss a minute of their favourite programs on retune day. If their TV equipment doesn’t automatically adjust, they only need to follow three quick and easy steps to continue to watch their local free-to-air TV services.”

Ms Flynn added Free TV broadcasters were working closely with the Government to ensure the retune goes as smoothly as possible.

If after repeating the three steps above and consulting their TV equipment manual viewers still have difficulties they can call the Government’s Retune Helpline on 1800 20 10 13.

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