Gov’t-owned TV station formally activates digital TV platform

The Japanese government has committed to help PTV, the government-owned television station, to transition from being analog to fully digital.

Photo credit: Radyo Pilipinas

Photo credit: Radyo Pilipinas

Japan made the pledge after a ceremonial switch-on on Wednesday, Jan. 10, of PTV’s official migration to the Japanese digital TV standard ISDB-T.

Japan minister for internal affairs and communications Seiko Noda and Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) secretary Martin Andanar led the ceremonial switch-on at PTV’s station in Quezon City.

Noda noted that the Japanese digital broadcasting platform is particularly helpful during calamities because it has an emergency notification system.

Andanar said the magnitude of the technological infrastructure improvement is as comprehensive as connecting the provinces and municipalities in the country.

The Philippines is aiming to have full digital terrestrial broadcasting by 2030. — Joyce Ann L. Rocamora, (PNA)

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