Three private television stations have entered into a joint investment agreement to establish a television alliance, a move to build digital TV broadcasting in Cambodia.

The agreement was signed here on Thursday by Lok Chumteav Hun Mana of Bayon Group, Neak Oknha Kith Meng of Royal Group and Oknha Ing Chhay Nguon of Hang Meas Group.

The Television Alliance is formed with an aim to create a state-private joint venture for management of ‘national digital television platform’, which will offer a multi-channel digital TV broadcast on DVB-T2 with a wide range of channels to promote information, education, knowledge, arts, entertainment, sports and entertainment.

The strategy of the Royal Government of Cambodia has set 2023 for the launch of the national digital television platform, requiring all private analog TV companies to use the national digital television platform service and continue to broadcast both analog and digital systems.

Before the end of 2025, the analog broadcasting in Cambodia is planned to be switched off.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Lok Chumteav Hun Mana welcomed the collaboration, stressing that it will contribute to supporting the Royal Government to achieve its digital broadcasting goal.

For his part, Neak Oknha Kith Meng said that it will contribute to the development of Cambodia in the field of broadcast to the full digital system and in accordance with the policy of the Royal Government to achieve Cambodia’s digital social economy in line with the fourth generation of digital technology industry.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press

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