ASO to be completed by 2013

The switch over from analogue to digital TV services in Taiwan is to be completed by 2013 according to recent reports. The government is to invest NT$740 million (€18.7 million) for DTT receivers and transmitters to help ease the transition.
NT$260 million of this will subsidise DTT receivers for 103,000 low income households.
In addition, the government will provide funding to increase the coverage of DTT services which should reach 95% of the population by 2012.
The DTT platform uses the DVB-T standard in 6MHz channels and was initially launched in 2004. It already offers HD services using the MPEG-4, H.264, Audio Visual Codec.
Item added: 20th December 2010