Saudi TV Going Digital

Addressing a press conference in Riyadh on the 11th April, Minister for Culture and Information Iyad Madani said the contract by Stesa, the local subsidiary of Thales, would enable Saudi TV to telecast high resolution images both on its Arabic and English channels.
Thales is the prime contractor for the project.
The minister announced that the project includes the supply of state of the art broadcasting transmission equipment for 22 stations in major Saudi cities as well as a network supervision system to monitor the status of the entire transmission chain from the control room in Riyadh.
Saudi will  begin to go digital in June and it is likely that the system will be extended to cover the whole country later.
Item added: 25th April 2006