Moldova’s Ministry of Information Technology and Communications has submitted a report to the government on the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.
According to the report, the launch of the first digital multiplex covering up to 80% of population is one of the most important achievements. In the first stage, Multiplex A includes eight DTT channels, namely TV Moldova1, Prime TV, TVR Moldova, Canal 2, Canal 3, Publica TV, N4 and Accent TV.
Another seven licensed to broadcast in multiplex A – Agro TV, Jurnal TV, TV7, ITV, Regional TV, Super TV and CTC – will be included in the package as soon as they sign the relevant contracts.
Meanwhile, work is currently being undertaken to ensure Multiplex B covers 65% of the population.
At the same time, the report highlights that DTT signals in Moldova now reach around 70% of the territory and 85% of the population.
During the reporting period, there were amendments made to the Law on Electronic Communications, which contains special provisions regarding the implementation of DTT.
The Moldovan government is now expected to approve amendments to the programme on the transition to digital broadcasting.
The H.265 standard will be adopted, paving the way for the possibility of using 10 of 21 regional frequencies for the creation of two national DTT multiplexes.
Moldova expects to complete the transition to digital broadcasting by the end of this year.