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by Peter Familari

9th June, 2017

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Sound Media Group, publishers of StereoNET - Australia’s most well known publication for HiFi and Home Theatre with over 190,000 monthly readers is proud to announce that they have acquired the website and forum known as DTV.

Following DTV’s recent announcement that they would be closing indefinitely from July 1st, 2017, Sound Media Group moved quickly to extend a lifeline to DTV.

The DTV website has been one of the most popular websites for consumers interested in Digital TV and Home Theatre for nearly fifteen years. It was the go-to website for consumers seeking information during the transition to digital TV broadcasting in Australia. During its peak, it attracted tens of thousands of users per day.

The website currently has nearly 100,000 registered members and still attracts more than 80,000 unique visitors per month.

The previous announcement of DTV’s imminent closure was met with much sadness from within its active community.

StereoNET Publisher, Marc Rushton, said:

With over a decade worth of content and information, it would be a great loss to consumers for this website to simply disappear. Through constant analysis of our own analytics, we know that consumers rely on information contained within forums even years after it has been published.

This is a good opportunity to preserve this valuable content and ensure consumers have access to this information for years to come.

Sound Media Group has acquired the domain names and all associated content published at, and will continue to maintain and manage the website into the future.

Rushton continued:

DTV and StereoNET have existed side by side with complimentary audiences for well over a decade. While StereoNET's roots were 2-Channel Audio, DTV focuses on the wider audio-visual and home entertainment market. The market is evolving with smarthomes, tech and integration. This acquisition will allow Sound Media Group to better deliver news, reviews and focused content to a larger audience.

For more information visit DTV.

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Peter Familari

One of the veterans of the Australian HiFi industry, Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to StereoNET.

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Posted in: Hi-Fi Home Theatre Industry
Tags: sound media group  stereonet  dtv