Digital commercial television didn’t begin in regional Western Australia until mid-2010. Below is a press release from 26th May 2010, released just prior to the official launch in Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Mawson Trigg (Central Agricultural) and Mingenew.
At the time, the networks only needed to have their primary channels available in at least one locality within their four license areas to meet minimum requirements set by the government. The result was a bare minimum service. It only contained the three primary commercial channels (GWN, WIN and the new Ten West) in standard definition on a single shared transmitter, with no extra multi-channels or high definition services.
The roll out continued just over one year later with Bunbury receiving all digital commercial channels, including the high definition services, at once on the 28th July 2011.
WIN Media Release – WA Digital Rollout (26 May 2010).pdfWIN Media Release - WA Digital Rollout (26 May 2010)