RTB-Brunei set to launch HDTV

Radio Television Brunei (RTB) plans to launch HDTV soon and is currently carrying out HD trials using a 100Watt transmitter, located at the Subok earth station near the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.
An HD studio is also being installed in Kuala Belait and this should be operational by the end of July just prior to the installation of the main 5kW transmitter.
The new transmitter will be used to broadcast both SDTVand HDTV programmes as well as help to launch a DVB-H trial later.
RTB’s new digital complex at Sungai Akar, just outside the capital, has also been completed recently and production and engineering departments will move in to it next month, followed by the remaining staff over the next two to three years. RTB have a staff of around 1,200.
Source: ABU Website
Item added: 12th May 2008