Vatican Radio has started a pilot with T-DMB broadcasts in the city state with help from the Korean government. “With an encoder offered by us, Vatican Radio launched a test run of T-DMB. The radio station is to embark on full-fledged services in October,” ministry official Lee Jung-gu said to The Korea Times. “We are upbeat because the voices and images of the Pope are delivered via our technologies. We hope this will give momentum to T-DMB,” Lee added.
Korea has gone all-out to encourage the Vatican to adopt T-DMB. President Roh Moo-hyun presented 100 T-DMB-enabled terminals in February when he visited the world’s smallest independent nation.