Moldova has officially begun its transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting, having approved a strategy and amendments to existing legislation on April 22.

Quoting Pavel Filip, the head of the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, Mediasat reports that the transition will take place in several stages, with simulcasting taking place for the three years up until analogue switch off.

While the state owned company Radiocomunicatii will issue digital broadcasting licences and allocate frequencies, there is as yet no prospective investor in national multiplexes.

Moldova eventually plans to have three national, along with 21 regional, multiplexes.