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Roadmap for Transition from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting and Mobile Television in Asia and the Pacific

Project No 7RAS09034
Title Roadmap for Transition from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting and Mobile Television in Asia and the Pacific
Description The television industry has undergone dramatic transformation over the 80 years since mechanical television first appeared on the scene. The most striking changes were: switching from mechanical television to electronic television; and from black and white to colour. Other innovations that had significant bearing on the television sector are Video Cassette Recorder (VCR), remote control and teletext, to name a few.
The television industry currently is on the cusp of another major transition that will have far reaching implications: the migration from traditional analogue TV to Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting (DTB) and Mobile TV (MTV).
Analogue TV is on the verge of obsolescence in most developed countries. Most developing and least developed countries, however are in early stages of this significant technology transition. Many countries requiere technical support to develop their plans for such transition. WTDC-06 considered this matter and included digital conversion in DAP Programme 2. Developing countries raised the issue of back-up support in many ITU fora including ITU-D Regional Preparatory meetings for ASP, AFR and AMS. DTB&MTV have been identified as high priority issues for theses regions to be considered by WTDC-2010.
Considering the above and in order to facilitate the transition from Analogue to Digital developing and least developed countries, ITU in close collaboration with Korean Government intends to implement a project on DBT&MTV in the Asia-Pacific Region. Under this project the following outputs will be delivered:
-Policy and regulatory framework for DTB including MTV through adaptation of comprehensive guideline developed by BDT for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting;
-Digital Broadcasting Master Plan for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting including Mobile TV for selected countries;
-Enhanced skills of concerned experts on the Digital Broadcasting Master Plan for the transition and technologies including interactive multimedia services and IPTV;
-Appropriate mechanisms for conversion from analogue to digital archives.
Status Closed
Time Frame From 1/11/2009 To 31/3/2012
Funding Funded
Beneficiary Countries Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kiribati, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Maldives, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal (Republic of), New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Korea (Rep. of), Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam
ITU Project Management Team KIM, K. Mr.
BUNNAG, S. Mrs.
Implementing Agency International Telecommunication Union
Keywords Broadband
Infrastructure
Relation to the Resolutions
Study Period Reference Chapter/ProgNo Title
2002Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5/6Implementation of national, regional, interregional and global projects
2006Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2010Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2012Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C02Information and Communication Infrastructure
Financial Scale (CHF) 500'000 - 1'000'000