Brunei to end analogue TV in 2014

Brunei’s national broadcaster Radio Television Brunei (RTB) will complete the switch to digital television by the second quarter of 2014, The Brunei Times reports.
RTB Director Hj Idris Hj Md Ali said that future broadcasts would be digital and its studios would record programming in high definition (HD).
“HD is the growing trend around the world, so we also have to catch up with technology,” he said.
Currently, 85 per cent of RTB’s transmission is digital. Viewers who are using conventional analogue aerial can only receive RTB 1 and RTB 2 channels. RTB has six channels, of which two, the HD channel and RTB 5, are on trial.
Mr Idris said: “The transmission and reception of information has become faster and has a wider audience. This growth has changed broadcasting.” He was speaking at a signing ceremony to develop phase three of RTB’s new broadcasting complex in Sungai Akar near the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. RTB will move its headquarters to the new complex when it is completed in 2013.
Source: Asian Pacific Broadcasting Union
Item added: 10th September 2010