A senior official says China will test digital terrestrial and satellite TVs within the next two years. It will eliminate the analogue TV transmissions in 2015.
Vice Minister of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Zhang Haitao, told a meeting in Beijing that China will develop a signal transmission standard before testing the digital terrestrial TV system at the end of this year. China Radio International reported Wednesday.
Testing on the digital satellite TV will begin after the launch of a satellite for direct broadcasting either next year or in the first half of 2006. .
China has decided to eliminate the analogue TV transmissions in 2015.
(CRI August 25, 2004)