By 2018 95% of Kazakhstan population will be provided with digital television
JSC Kazteleradio realizes the project on implementation of the Digital radio TV in the country today. To project completion in 2018 827 radio television stations will be exploited, that will allow to provide a possibility of reception of domestic TV channels in digital quality for 95% of the population of the country, chairman of the board of JSC Kazteleradio Askar Hayrushev said during the press conference in Almaty, BNews.kz correspondent reported.
JSC Kazteleradio - the national operator in the field of TV and radio broadcasting. During the press conference their representatives told about totals of the done operation and shared plans for 2017.
"In 2016, from March to October the company realized the big project – transfer of the satellite television "OTAU TV" from the foreign Intelsat-904 spacecraft on the Kazakhstan Kazsat-3 satellite. Our subscribers are about 1.2 million families, and these are more than 4 million Kazakhstan citizens. Within implementation of this project, the big joint operations with akimats and dealers was carried out, that allowed to realize switching of subscribers in extremely short time," Hayrushev said in the performance.
The speaker emphasized that the choice of the domestic companion will result in economic feasibility. Lease of reservoirs on the domestic companion is paid in tenge and operators of broadcasting and communication in expenses don't depend on the foreign exchange rate, a money from lease of the domestic companion remains in the country that promotes development of a domestic space industry. Besides, to project completion in 2018 827 radio television stations will be operated that will allow to provide a possibility of acceptance of domestic TV channels in digital quality for 95% of the population of the country.
"Today 356 digital RTS which are equipped with the modern telebroadcasting equipment are already constructed. And it allows to provide 77.5% of the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan with a possibility of acceptance of the Kazakhstan TV channels in digital quality today. Services are available completely in the Mangystau, Almaty, Jambyl and Southern Kazakhstan regions. And on these areas the authorized body – the Ministry of information and communications - considers a question of step-by-step shutdown of analog broadcasting. Certainly that shutdown will be made with advance informing the population - in time at least in six months prior to shutdown, according to the Law "On TV and Radio Broadcasting", - the first deputy chairman of the board of JSC Kazteleradio Aydyn Bazhikeev informed
Today subscribers of "OTAU TV" have access to 55 domestic teleradio channels and 65 foreign TV channels. In five years the number of subscribers "OTAU TV" grew up from 6,500 to 1,2 million families.