Sunday, February 26, 2006

SARFT Approval for Shenzhen Digital CATV

Press reports in Shenzhen, the mushrooming city cross the border with Hong Kong said the state broadcasting authority, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of China (SARFT) has cleared the pilot project in digital CATV in the Special Economic Zone. This follows an evaluation meeting on February 20 by SARFT of the 6 month long trial.

The press reports said that the digital CATV subscriber base now reaches 609,000 homes and businesses with decoder terminals numbering some 685,000.

The next step will be for Shenzhen to launch digital interactive TV offering video-on-demand, TV banking, TV games and more.

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