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DTV Vietnam begins satellite broadcasts

Da Nang Radio and Television (DRT), Vietnam has become the first station outside a large metropolitan area to use satellite services to broadcast live, nationwide.

Since July, its broadcast signal has been picked up by the whole South-east Asian region, reports.

DRT, operating two channels, has been using Audio Vision Global (AVG) to provide the link-up.

Only four Vietnamese channels have been allocated space on the satellite, AVG, Viet Nam Multi-media Corporation, HCM Television and K-Plus.

DRT can be seen through Mobile TV or IPTV nationwide. AVG, which is licensed to operate a satellite and digital television company, launched a 70-channel TV package last year.