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07.02.2014 11:57

Government Approved Digital Switchover Strategy

Nata Dzvelishvili

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The Georgian government approved a strategy for the digital switchover with the 7 February order. After several year’s work the government has detailed the basic views regarding the fulfillment of the process. The document has been created using recommendations of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Georgian National Communications Commission(GNCC), and various NGOs.

The document of the strategy is currently unavailable. Head of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia PR Service Tea Bolkvadze stated that the presentation of the strategy is scheduled for the next week, and those interested will get detailed information regarding the process.

Broadcasters are currently spreading their signal in the analogues mode, and due to the limited resources of frequencies, the member countries of International Telecommunication Union(ITU) came to an agreement in 2006 to switch to the digital broadcasting. July 17 2015 was determined the deadline of the switchover implementation.  A great number of countries has already made the transition to digital broadcasting, whereas Georgia has only year and a half for the realization of the scheduled activities.

The switchover to digital broadcasting is a complex process, and that’s the reason why changes have been made in many directions. Media.Ge will provide you more detailed info regarding the issue right after the publication of the strategy.

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