Analog television signals will be switched off in 15 cities and provinces on August 15, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) said.
Television and film piracy is one of the most talked about issues and poses a persistent problem for the creative industry. A number of copyright measures have been taken, but many shows appear online just hours after being broadcast.
Analog signals will be switched off in eight provinces - Bắc Ninh, Bình Dương, Hà Nam, Hải Dương, Hậu Giang, Hưng Yên, Vĩnh Long and Vĩnh Phúc - on December 30.
As part of an ambitious television digitalisation plan, all analog stations in Ha Noi, HCM City and Can Tho will be switched off by August 15
Last week, Việt Nam News asked readers about signboards in Việt Nam after Hà Nội authorities decided to equip shops along the renovated Lê Trọng Tấn Street in Thanh Xuân District with uniform sign boards with the aim of creating a new model for an orderly street.
Việt Nam is targeting moving to digital terrestrial television broadcasting from analog by 2020 in the entire country as per the roadmap on development of digitalisation of television.
Việt Nam is still enjoying strong growth prospects among the large developing ASEAN economies, but its economic growth is expected to be moderate at 6.2 per cent this year, the World Bank (WB) said.
While the Internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectation.