TV Makers Getting Ready for DVB-T2 in Vietnam

As of April 1 2014, all TV’s larger than 32 inches sold in Vietnam must comply to the combination of DVB-T2 and MPEG4. From April 1, 2015, the standard will be mandated for TV sets with smaller (under 32 inch) screens as well.

All major Japanese and Korean manufacturers are ready and many had already followed the standards since late 2013. In total, 86 DVB-T2/MPEG4-standard TV models will be available on the market after April 1.

There are some 22 million households with TVs nationwide, including 5 million using pay-TV services. About 3.5 million households are using set top boxes based on the older DVB-T standard, while 12.5 million households watch analog TV with antennas.

With the implementation of the TV digitalization program, the 3.5 million households using DVB-T set top boxes will have to shift to T2 devices to be able to receive TV signals in accordance with the DVB-T2 standard. In addition, the 12.5 million households relying on analog TV will have no choice but to buy new set top boxes. As such, the upcoming demand for set top boxes is expected to be very high.

Source: VietnamNet