EU provides funding to support ASO

The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide funding to help with analogue switchover in Serbia and Montenegro.
In Serbia, the EU will provide funds for the acquisition of DTT equipment and for technical assistance, support and promotion of the DTT platform. Serbia has set April 2012 as the date for the completion of analogue switch-off, however, services have not yet been launched.
In Montenegro, the EU has provided the public service broadcaster RTVCG with funding for DTT transmission equipment and will also allocate further funds to help with the introduction of DTT services. Montenegro will use MPEG-4 AVC compression and plans to complete digital switchover by the 31st December 2012.
Item added: 30th April 2010