30 DTT Freeview channels in two years

Saudi Arabia may have 30 Freeview channels on its Digital Terrestrial TV network in two years, reports Chris Forrester in an article on the advanced-television.com website.
Nearly every home already has a satellite dish but a 30 channel Freeview offering on the DTT network would allow greater local content and control.
Dr Najm, assistant deputy minister for engineering KSA Ministry of Culture & Information is reported to have said that “The majority of people want programmes that are socially acceptable, that are good for the family and at the same time provide reasonable entertainment,” “Then, you don’t need to go to satellite, you just go to digital terrestrial.”
Source: advanced-television.com
Item added: 10th September 2010