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Laos, Cambodia forge ahead with China on digital TV cooperation

Laos and Cambodia have vowed to continue cooperation with China in pushing ahead with the transition from analogue television to the Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB) system.


Speaking at the International DTV Summit Forum in Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday, Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhone Razmountry, said Laos was making every effort to switch from the analogue television system to DTMB by the 2020.


DTMB allows additional services using a new television broadcasting system and is compatible with fixed reception (indoor and outdoor) and mobile digital terrestrial television.


Lao National Television joined China’s Yunnan Digital TV Company to establish Lao Digital TV in 2008, and the service has proved popular since its inception.


Savankhone said the ministry is establishing radio and television networks across the country to utilize the DTMB system.