Belarus to switch to Digital TV Broadcasting by 2015
In July 2005 the Ministry of Communication and Information, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance are to submit “The state programme of Digital TV broadcast introduction” for approval.
According to the draft programme technical and judicial regulations will be worked out during 2005-2008 as well as pilot trials some of which have already begun. Beltelecom will also install fibre-optic connections between TV broadcast stations in preparation for the switch to an all digital service. Equipment modernization will take place during 2005 – 2009 and by 2010 Belarusian TV producers Horizont and Vitiaz are to develop domestic digital TV receivers.
The government intend that DVB services will be launched in the whole of Belarus by 2015.
Item added: 14th July 2005