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Digital TV decision announced.

After some debate about the two digital television standards, high definition (HDTV) and standard definition (SDTV), the Communications Minister Richard Alston announces the final decision - Australian broadcasters will have to transmit in both!

It is expected that digital broadcasts will begin in 2001 with analogue broadcasts ceasing in eight years.