August 18, 2013 10.36 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul
Serbia flagSerbia now expects to complete the transition to digital broadcaster by mid-2014, or almost one year earlier than previously planned.
Speaking in a statement to RTV Pink and quoted by Balkans.com, Rasim Ljajic, the country’s deputy PM and minister of foreign and internal trade and telecommunications, said that a meeting held today (August 16) established the dynamics of digitisation.
This now envisaged that 60% of Serbia would be served by digital signals by October 1 and a further 20% by the end of the year.
Ljajic spoke of the many benefits that digitisation would bring to the population.
The most obvious one was a greater choice of programming in a market where over half (53%) of households still had access to only 2-3 channels.