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MRTV to Switch to Digital Broadcasting

State-run broadcaster Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) has said it will completely switch to digital broadcasting system from its current analogue system in the next three years.
MRTV started to broadcast its programs with an analogue system in 1979. In October, it began making the switch towards the digital system. Digital TV broadcasts will soon start in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Sagaing and Yangon as part of the first phase of the implementation plan, MRTV said.
The second phase of the implementation plan will start to provide and upgrade digital receivers in Myitkyina, Taunggyi, Kyaington, Lashio, Sittwe, Minbu, Kalay, Bagan, Poppa, Meiktila, Taunggu, Nyaung Lay Bin, Bago, Pyay, Loikaw, Mawlamyine, Taunggote, Pathein, Hninthata and Dawei during November 2013 to May 2014.
During 2014-15 fiscal year, 56 stations countrywide will switch to digital broadcasting, while 110 stations will switch in 2015-16, and 66 in 2016-17, MRTV said.
The analogue users can continue viewing their channels as usual until the next three years, the broadcaster said.

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