The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today urged households using analogue TVs to add a digital set-top box or switch to a digital TV set for continued access to local free TV programmes after Hong Kong implements full digital TV broadcasting on December 1.


According to survey findings, 95% of Hong Kong households switched to digital TV by October.


The bureau said a basic model of a digital TV receiver costs about several hundred dollars to over $1,000.


Households in need can obtain digital TV receivers by applying for the Community Care Fund Digital Television Assistance Programme.


Analogue TV households benefiting from specified social assistance programmes or are of low-income will not need to go through additional means testing.


With only 10 days left before the implementation of full digital TV broadcast, the bureau urged eligible households to apply for the programme immediately.


The programme will run until July 15, 2021. Click here for details or call 2922 9230.

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