DVB-T pay-TV services launched in Cambodia
Royal Media Entertainment Corporation Limited (RMEC) is a joint venture between the Cambodian holding Royal Group of Companies and the Russian company General Satellite. The main goal of the joint venture is to launch a nation wide pay digital terrestrial television service (DVB-T, 60 channels) in Cambodia and to become a market leader in this new technology.
RMEC started its operations with broadcasting on a new Digital DVB-T platform in Cambodia in mid September 2012 under the brand name "ONE TV". This new platform is able to cover 70% of population in the Kingdom of Cambodia with digital wireless (cable-free) television. ONE TV is bringing about 60 Khmer and international digital TV channels to almost every Cambodian house, providing people with affordable and reliable source of information, education and entertainment.
Broadcasting coverage will include Phnom Penh and eight (8) different provinces, such as:
- Phnom Penh
- Banteay Meanchey
- Kompong Thom,
- Kampong Cham,
- Svay Rieng,
- Siem Reap,
Packages of OneTV provide every family member with a source of affordable entertainment should it be cartoons, sports, movies and soap operas or business news.
Source: ONE TV
Date: 4 Feb 2013
DVB-T Endorsed as ASEAN DTT standard
Ministers endorsed DVB-T as the standard for the ASEAN member nations at the Ninth Conference of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) held in Jakarta Indonesia during May 2007.
ASEAN representatives from member countries, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were all present at the conference to share the endorsement.
According to the joint media statement “ The Ministers noted that the DVB-T standard was the most commonly adopted international DTV standard and would offer the most advantages in terms of economies of scale, ease of adoption and versatility for multiple platforms”.
The common standard is expected to make equipment, such as set-top-boxes and DTV receivers more affordable throughout the region. The analogue switch off date is likely to be 2015.
Source: Joint Media Statement
Item added: 5th June 2007
ASEAN broadcasters push for DVB-T adoption
4 April 2007
Broadcasters who attended the 4th ASEAN Digital Broadcasting (ADB) Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur agreed to recommend the adoption of DVB-T as the ASEAN digital terrestrial broadcasting standard to the 9th Conference of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) due to take place in Jakarta in May 2007. The agreement comes just a few days after the Malaysian government announced the formal adoption of DVB-T following successful trial broadcasts.
More than 50 delegates comprising policy makers, regulators and broadcasters from all ten ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat attended the 4th ADB Meeting.
“The adoption of a common standard has very positive implications for ASEAN. For a start, this decision will facilitate the ADB Meeting’s goal of a common digital Set Top Box (STB) for the region,” said Zamani Zakariah, Senior Director, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and Chairman of the 4th ADB Meeting.
With the economies of scale able to be achieved by having a common broadcasting standard and a common STB, consumers in this region are expected to able to enjoy digital television at very affordable prices. The ASEAN nations together represent a population of more than 500 million people.
Among the other issues addressed by the 4th ADB Meeting was the importance for ASEAN countries to also plan and announce their respective analogue switch-off schedule, even if as a preliminary target.
Item added: 10th April 2007
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