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Rwanda to get digital broadcasting, China Mobile opts for fee-based mobile TV, and Sri Lanka gets digital TV go-ahead.

Rwanda to get digital broadcasting

Rwanda will start digital broadcasting by March next year, five years earlier than the International Telecommunication Union deadline for countries to adopt terrestrial digital broadcasting, reports All Africa.com.

This means that Office Rwandais d`Information Orinfor, a state owned information agency, will have the capacity to host eight different channels.

The agency`s officials say preparations are in high gear with the construction of television and FM radio towers countrywide. Transmitters will be manufactured next week and after 90 days the equipment will be ready for shipment.

China Mobile opts for fee-based mobile TV

China Mobile and China Satellite Mobile Broadcasting Corporation are developing China`s next-generation networks, says Marbridge Daily.

Yu Rongrong, deputy director of China Mobile Research Institute`s business development division, says the telco`s mobile broadcast business management system leverages broadcast and wireless connections to provide users with fee-based mobile phone TV services.

Yu adds that China Mobile should commit to fee-based TD-SCDMA mobile phone TV services rather than a free model, as it may lead to a vicious circle as was the case in Korea, where mobile TV advertising created user resentment.

Sri Lanka gets digital TV go-ahead

The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to convert television broadcasting in the country from analogue to digital to keep pace with the global development in TV transmissions, states Colombo Page.

Minister of mass media and information, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, received the approval from the Cabinet to adapt the European standard of digital transmission technology to television broadcasting in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka aims to roll out digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in Sri Lanka by 2015.

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