Strategy for Switchover adopted

The government has adopted the Strategy for the Switchover from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting according to advanced
The strategy, which estimates the cost to fund switch over at between €87-115 million, requires an allocation of €75 million through international loans.
Broadcast network operator RTS is to be spun off from the public service broadcaster to form an independent company.
The provision of DTT receivers is also to be subsidise by the government
Analogue switch off is expected to be completed by the 4th April 2012.
Item added: 20th July 2009