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Background

The ITU-D Study Group 2 Rapporteur Group for Question 11-3/2 dedicated to the “Examination of terrestrial digital sound and television broadcasting technologies and systems, interoperability of digital terrestrial systems with existing analogue networks, and strategies and methods of migration from analogue terrestrial techniques to digital techniques”, during its meeting held on 13 September 2011 in Geneva, decided to issue a survey to Member States and ITU-D Sector Members and Associates in order to collect the latest information on the status of public policies for the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television and to get views on related issues as addressed by Question 11-3/2.

The survey collects information on the following subjects:
  • A. National policies for the transition from analog to digital television;
  • B. Spectrum usage;
  • C. Current status of the implementation of digital broadcasting; and
  • D. New services offered by digital broadcasting technologies.
The results of this survey will also be used during the implementation of the Regional Initiatives related to the digital terrestrial broadcasting transition as agreed during WTDC-10 for all regions.

Please select the name of your Administration/Organization from the list.
If it is not available, indicate the name in the field below:

*

Country/Country that your organization is based in: *

Contact person:

Telephone number:

Fax:

E-mail address: *


 A. NATIONAL POLICIES FOR THE TRANSITION FROM ANALOG TO DIGITAL TELEVISION

1- Background on existing TV networks:

1.1- Please state how many public/private analogue channels are available to the general public by means of



Cable TV:

Public:
Private:




IPTV:

Public:
Private:




MMDS:

Public:
Private:


Terrestrial Broadcasting:


Public:
Private:

MMDS : Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service

1.2- How many analogue television broadcasting terrestrial stations are currently in service?



1.3- What is the percentage of the territory in your country covered by analogue transmissions?
%



1.4- What is the percentage of the population covered by analogue transmissions in your country?
%

1.5- Does your country have analogue terrestrial television broadcasting?

If Yes, please provide the legislation/regulation (including links on the internet) for analogue television broadcasting in your country.

2- Market Conditions and Regulatory Aspects:


2.1- What is the Internet penetration in your country?
%

2.2- What technologies are being used in your country to deliver digital television services (free to air and/or pay TV)?
Please mark any technologies that apply to your specific case:


If "Other", please specify which technologies you are using:

2.3- How many ICT/Telecommunication regulators and others are involved in the regulation of audiovisual distribution including content in your country?

a) What regulators are involved in the regulation of audiovisual content distribution in your country?


If “Other”, please specify which Regulator

(*) Converged/Global Regulator refers to an institution with a converged institutional design, meaning that all communications services, i.e. telecommunications including radiocommunications, broadcasting and media (and in some instances postal services), are under its jurisdiction.
Reference: http://www.ictregulationtoolkit.org/en/Section.2033.html

For each Marked regulator, please provide the name and web page of the regulator:



Converged Regulator:

Name:
Website URL:




Telecommunications Regulator:

Name:
Website URL:




Electronic Communications Regulator:

Name:
Website URL:




Audiovisual Content Regulator:

Name:
Website URL:




Audiovisual Communications Regulator:

Name:
Website URL:




Other
Name:
Website URL:

3- DTT transition policy and strategy:

3.1- Is there a National Roadmap Team (NRT) or similar in your country?

- If Yes, please provide the following information:

Date of creation (Year):

If you have the exact date, please provide it :

Leadership(Minister, Prime Minister, etc):

3.2- Has digital terrestrial television broadcasting been launched in your country?

3.3- Has legislation/regulation for the transition from analog to digital been issued in your country?

If Yes, please provide the list of the legislation/regulation (including links to the resources on the internet) for the following aspects:

a) Public Broadcasting

b) Commercial Broadcasting

c) Multiplexes

d) Other Aspects

3.4- If your country has issued texts on the application of the legislation for the transition, please answer the following questions:

a) What are the specific requirements for public and private broadcasters?

b) Are there obligations for the provision of digital services such as multicasting, datacasting and interactive applications?

- If Yes, please state which obligations apply:

c) Is there regulation in place for digital TV receivers?

- If Yes, please state which regulation apply

d) Are there specific conditions for the deactivation of analogue transmissions?

- If Yes, please state what the conditions are:

e) Which measures have been taken to facilitate citizens’ adaptation of analogue terminals or for the acquisition of digital terminals?

f) Please state any environmental protection measures that apply in your country and which are specifically related to ICT

g) Please provide the date for analogue switch off (Year):

If you have the exact date, please provide it :


 B. SPECTRUM USAGE

4- How is spectrum being allocated for digital broadcasting in your country?
Please indicate the frequency ranges:

5- Did your country decide to allocate UHF spectrum for other applications rather than television broadcasting?

a) If Yes, please state for which applications the spectrum is being allocated and how many channels are being reallocated:


 C. CURRENT STATUS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL BROADCASTING

6- How many public/private broadcasters launched digital television transmissions?


Public:
Private:

7- How many public/private digital channels are available to the general public?


Public:
Private:

8- How many television digital broadcasting stations are currently in service?


9- What is the percentage of the territory of your country covered by digital television transmissions?
%



10- What is the percentage of the population covered by digital transmissions in your country?
%


 D. NEW SERVICES OFFERED BY DIGITAL BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGIES

11- If digital television broadcasting is available in your country, please select new services which are being offered to the users:


If “Other Services”, please provide a list of these services


If you have any questions regarding the work of ITU-D Study Groups, including the work ongoing on ITU-D Study Group 2 Question 11-3/2, please do not hesitate to contact the ITU-D Study Group Secretariat at: devsg@itu.int and +41 22 730 5999 or go to the main ITU-D Study Group website http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/study_groups.

 

 

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