Additional 15 DVB-T digital transmitters will be activated in the directions of Donetsk and Luhansk
The Commission on ensuring stable operation of national television and radio broadcasting system under Ministry of information policy of Ukraine completed the development of a strategic project for the development of digital TV in four cities in the ATO zone.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of information policy of Ukraine Artem Bidenko assured that the broadcast on additional frequencies would cover the "blind spots" remaining on the demarcation line and the "gray zone".
"The digital broadcasting will be directed to the occupied territory - directly to the Luhansk and Donetsk". Thus, it is planned to annihilate the level of information activities of the militants. "Some of the transmitters will be installed on the new tower in Bakhmutivka, which is now being built", noted the State Secretary of MIP.
Artem Bidenko said that the calculation of the digital frequencies and resolving of the technical issues for obtaining transmitters and purchasing of feeder antenna equipment take place at the moment. For example, the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies is now carrying out a calculation of frequencies for digital television, in order of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine. In turn, the BRT Concern and MIP are developing technical requirements for DVB-T transmitters that will be used for the needs of ATO.
Member of the National Council Serhii Kostynskyi told that a pilot project for the establishment of an additional multiplex in Volnovakha on 22 TVC was successful.
"The Ministry of information policy and the National Council have engaged five television channels to the project in Volnovakha: Public Broadcasting - "UA: First" and "DoTV", "1 + 1", "5 kanal" and "Donbas". We are now planning to increase the capacity of this broadcast twice, as well as to install additional 15 transmitters in four cities in the ATO zone - explained Kostynskyi. - The telecommunications operator will be the BRT Concern".
Artem Bidenko explained: "Fifteen additional transmitters will cover the needs of the frontline in digital broadcasting. Outside the ATO zone, the DVB-T transmitters will not be used because the digital television is available throughout the country by DVB-T2 standart". The Commission has also adopted decisions on the calculation of additional frequencies on the line of separation for the needs of "Armiya FM" and "Radio M", which will further provide the military and the inhabitants on the line of distinction and in the adjacent occupied territories with the Ukrainian radio".
Recall, that the broadcasting development in the ATO zone since March 2015 is being done by the Commission on ensuring stable operation of national television and radio broadcasting system under MIP. 21 October 2016 the new composition of the Commission on the broadcasting renewal has been approved. The co-chairs of the Commission became: Yurii Stets, the Minister of information policy of Ukraine; Vadym Chernysh, the Minister of temporarily occupied territories and IDPs; Yurii Artemenko, the Chairman of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine.
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