The End of an Era
Last updated: December 9th, 2013 by admin
In recent years Australia has conquered the world with its TV exports, particularly Neighbours and Home and Away. Appropriately enough, Neighbours is set in Melbourne which is the home of Australian television, being the place where broadcasting began in 1929. Today, Melbourne was also the place where a broadcasting era came to an end, as the last analogue receivers were finally switched off. Of course, the citizens of Melbourne were not left without a TV (particularly not when the cricket is on), the signal has now switched to digital and satellite with all homes having already been changed over.
While the old transmitters may still have some sentimental value, Australia’s future is undeniably digital in a whole variety of ways. As well as being avid users of social media, Australia has also enthusiastically adopted the internet as a business channel with Australian entrepreneurs such as Mark Harbottle, owner of SitePoint and Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar co-owners of Atlassian are just three examples of young Australians who’ve built businesses and fortunes out of innovating. Those who are interested in building new lives and perhaps new businesses in the land of sun and surf can get off to a racing start with the services of a professional NAATI translator.