Telecommunications Authority Promulgates the Receiver Specification for Digital Terrestrial Television

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Subsequent to the announcement by the Telecommunications Authority (TA) on 4 June 2007 that the digital terrestrial television (DTT) would be deployed based on the National Standard, he publishes the two-tier technical specification for DTT receivers today (25 June 2007) so that consumer electronics manufacturers are able to produce and supply compliant DTT set-top boxes and integrated TV sets for the Hong Kong market.

The two-tier specification, namely, basic-tier and higher-tier specifications, is to cater for the different DTT deployment plans of the two broadcasters and the versatile needs of consumers.The basic-tier receivers primarily aim at receiving the four existing local free-to-air television programme channels transmitted in digital format.The higher-tier receivers will allow consumers to enjoy all DTT programme channels including high-definition television programme channels.

In case of any enquiry in relation to the technical specification for DTT receivers, interested parties may send email to [email protected] or call the hotline of the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (2961 6333).

More: Technical Specification for DTT Baseline Receiver Requirements (HKTA 1108)