CORRYONG will be able to flick the dial to the SBS for the first time, Labor candidate for Indi Robyn Walsh announced yesterday.
The Labor government has invested in new transmission facilities to get the full range of digital, free-to-air television channels to all Australians.
The station will be available to transmission areas of 500 people.
For those transmission areas with less than 500 people, the government is also investing $375.4 million over 12 years to provide digital free-to-air television services from the viewer access satellite television service.
Ms Walsh made the announcement yesterday on behalf on Regional Communications Minister Sharon Bird.
“It’s fantastic that local residents in Corryong will now be able to access SBS digital services including SBS, SBS 2 and NITV,” she said.
“We all have been lobbying hard and I warmly welcome the Labor government delivering this important service.”
The new services are expected to be operational in the near future, as the national broadcasters finalise contracts.