Serbia has officially begun its transition to digital broadcasting, with analogue switch off set to take place in some parts of the country on March 1, 2015 and completed exactly two months later.

Quoting Tatjana Matic, the state secretary, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Boru reports that all parts of Serbia will have simulcasting for six months, following which TV services will slowly become all-digital.

She added that free STBs would be provided to disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of the population.

Matic also said that Serbia would benefit from the digital dividend, pointing out that for some countries it had already been worth up to €100 million.

Digital TV signals can already be received by 90% of Serbia’s population.