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Viet Nam to switch to digital by 2016

Update: June, 01/2012 - 11:45

HA NOI – Viet Nam Television (VTV) expected to stop broadcasting with analogue technology and convert to digital services by December 2016, said a meeting of the Viet Nam Communications Association yesterday in Ha Noi.

The association's members said that VTC (Vietnam Multimedia Corporation), AVG (An Vien Television) and Viettel Telecom were also leading the way towards digital broadcasting transmission.

According to the association, the recent launch of the Vinasat-2 satellite from Guyana was an important step on the path to technical adaptation, and opened new opportunities for television in Vietnam. Together with the Vinasat-1 satellite launched in 2008, Vinasat-2 would help the country meet satellite demand until 2020.

The association said that digital television was far better than analogue because it had high definition and superior sound quality. Furthermore, digital television could provide multiple programmes on the same channel, helping to save on operating and investment costs. - VNS


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