Dec 01

TV digitization policy rash, unfair

President Ma Ying-jeou has proclaimed that next year will see a complete switchover to high–definition (HD) digital TV in Taiwan. The National Communications Commission (NCC) has started working on the terrestrial digital TV switchover and will be closing all terrestrial analog TV signals on July 1 next year. Once done, that will allow the public to view 16 digital TV stations through terrestrial digital TV set-top boxes.

The NCC has said each terrestrial channel will at most provide three hours of HD programming per week. This is an insubstantial and irresponsible TV digitization policy.

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