Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — Government of Uzbekistan issued a resolution “On further measures for transition to digital television broadcasting and cessation of terrestrial analogue television”.
According to the resolution, the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan was entrusted until the end of 2017 to ensure coverage of all settlements of the country with digital television broadcasting.
The document noted that it is planned to install and put into operation 90 sets of powerful and 404 sets of low-power digital broadcast transmitters throughout Uzbekistan.
the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan was entrusted to ensure broad access for the population to digital TV broadcasting services, including the distribution of a public package of state TV and radio programs to remote and hard-to-reach settlements of the country through the lease of a satellite segment of a foreign satellite communications operator.
The resolution also envisages production of digital television receivers. The document said that within 5 years the enterprises of Uzeltehsanoat will produce 3 million digital television receivers.
The Government of Uzbekistan also approved a schedule for the phased termination of terrestrial analogue television in Uzbekistan. The resolution underlined that terrestrial analogue television in Tashkent will be turned off by 15 July 2018 and throughout Uzbekistan by 5 December 2018.
The Government recommended that commercial banks, with the assistance of the Mahalla Charitable Foundation, expand provision of preferential consumer loans to the population, including low-income groups and pensioners, to purchase TV sets, consoles and other devices for receiving a digital television signal.
Source : UzDaily