Azerbaijan plans analogue TV switch off

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 

BAKU — Azerbaijan’s government has approved plans for the conversion of its free-to-air television infrastructure from analogue to digital. The project will be coordinated by the country’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technologies.

The introduction of DVB-T broadcasting is to take place in two stages. Initially (2011-12), broadcasting will begin on at least one multiplex in Baku, Ganja, Nakhchivan and the border areas of the country giving coverage to 60-70% of the population. In a second stage (2013) additional multiplexes will be added to provide a complete range of channels.

There are already three digital terrestrial and cable pay TV networks in Baku, broadcasting around 100 channels.

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