Serbia falls behind in digitisation

June 10, 2014 09.06 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Serbia flagThe transition to digital broadcasting in Serbia is now significantly behind schedule, with only 15-20% of the work completed.

Quoted in, Rasim Ljajic, the country’s minister of trade, tourism and telecommunications, added that a deal would be signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in September in order to obtain necessary equipment for the process to continue.

Although Serbia originally had an ASO date of April 4, 2012, it was subsequently put back to June 15, 2015.

The country received €10.5 million from the EU to help start the digitisation process, but this money has now been spent.

Ljajic also said he expected the Serbian parliament to shortly start working on new laws required to complete the country’s transition to digital broadcasting.