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Kyrgyzstan Switches TV Broadcasting to Digital Format

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The terrestrial analog broadcasting in Kyrgyzstan has sunk into oblivion.

On the night of May 15, Kyrgyzstan cut off terrestrial broadcasting in analog format, thereby completing its transition to the digital TV standards.

The implementation of the digital TV in Kyrgyzstan has been carried out applying the European standard DVB-T2. As of today, 95% of the country’s population has switched to receiving TV signal in digital format.

The analog signal was cut off almost on the whole territory, except for those localities where digital TV repeaters are not yet installed. A total of 54 digital transmitters have been installed all over the Republic.

“Such repeaters will not be installed in villages with less than 100 households. To get TV services, the viewers have to install satellite dishes”, as the Ministry of Transport and Communications specifies.

For the time being, there are two multiplexes operating in the digital format: the Social and Commercial ones. The list of TV channels can be found on the web site of the RPO RMTR.

Let us recall that Kyrgyzstan’s transition to the digital TV broadcasting started in 2014 under the slogan “Turn on the digital”. Two key ministries, one state agency and a national telecom operator are responsible for country’s transiting to the digital TV, and these are the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Culture Information and Tourism, as well as the State Communications Agency, Kyrgyztelecom and the Republican Production Association of Radio-relay Backbones of Television and Radio Broadcasting (RPO RMTR).