Footy finals could be in high definition

8.Footy finals could be in high definition

Canberra

(Australian Associated Press)

Australians could soon see the footy finals in high definition after parliament lifted rules forcing the main free-to-air channels to broadcast lower quality vision.

The rules were a hangover from the nation’s switch to digital TV, when the main television channels were restricted to standard definition because not all set-top boxes could receive HD.

Legislation to allow the Seven, Nine and Ten networks plus public broadcasters ABC and SBS to use HD passed federal parliament on Wednesday, after a poll found 96 per cent of Australians had TVs capable of broadcasting the higher quality.

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