Draft plan on Digital Switchover
The Ministry of Communications (MCIS) has prepared a draft bill on digital switchover, according to Broadband TV News.
The bill calls for the launch of 6 DTT multiplexes by 2015 with the first multiplex being launched by March 2012.
The first multiplex will cover 60% of the population and offer free-to-air services as well as simulcasts of the existing analogue services, until the 1st January 2013.
The remaining 5 multiplexes would launch between the 1st January 2013 and the 17th June 2015 after ASO is completed.
The multiplexes will be awarded through a competitive tender organised by the communications regulator ANCOM.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 14th March 2011