WIN Television has confirmed it will launch WINHD and 9Life from Tuesday March 1st.
The new channels, which will join WIN, GEM and GO!, are good news for regional viewers who have been awaiting news since November.
WIN Network Television Operations General Manager Stevan Djokic said, “the move to this new technology is being made to enhance the overall viewing experience. HD provides clear, crisp pictures adding extra life to programs.”
“The Free To Air broadcast industry is changing and the WIN Network is changing with it to ensure more choice for our viewers across regional Australia.”
“The MPEG 4 technology allows the WIN Network to broadcast more channels and for the first time, the opportunity to watch their favourite WIN programs, movies and sport in high definition across regional Australia.
“WINHD will carry the same programs as the main WIN channel, but with all the advantages of high definition.”
Older TVs may unable to receive the new channels can still view WIN, GEM and GO!s Some channel numbers will change and viewers may need to rescan their TVs.
“The technology is new and we’re positive that regional viewers will embrace it. Some televisions will automatically pick up the new channels while others will require a channel rescan. Viewers should refer to their TV manual for rescan instructions.”
More info at wintv.com.au