This issue of the informitv update comes from Australia, where we’ve been looking at their transition to digital television. Consumer awareness of digital terrestrial television remains relatively low. The quality is higher–technically–than in the United Kingdom, without the artifacts of over-compression. Many channels are also simulcast in high definition, as in America. Digital set-top boxes are more prevalent in stores, but the absence of advance electronic programme guide data severely limits the usefulness of digital video recorders. Also notable is the lack of a clear coherent consumer proposition for free-to-air digital television. It seems that there is much that other countries could learn from the success of Freeview in the UK. However, it is also evident that digital terrestrial television looks a lot better when it is not overcompressed.