‘may go digital soon’

The Philippines may shift to digital broadcasting in two to three years, the President of GMA Network, Felipe L Gozon has said. However he emphasised that the digital transition would not be easy as the purchase of the necessary receiving equipment would be expensive for consumers.
He said local broadcasters would have to adapt to the technology but the transition will “not be in the immediate future”.
GMA Network has a pending application with the National Telecommunications Commission for the use of digital broadcasting. It aims to convert its channel 27 UHF station to digital television
Source: ABU website
Item added: 22nd December 2008