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Taiwan’s digital switchover to be completed by 2014

The Taiwanese government has confirmed that it is now aiming to migrate all TV households from analogue to digital TV services by 2014 – a change from the 2017 goal previously stated.

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) reports that all county and city governments will hold their national cable subscriptions until the end of 2013, and that local TV service providers will provide digital STBs where necessary to enable the transition.

Taiwanese electronics manufacturers such as Prime Electronics and Satellites, Unizyx and Morningstar are now gearing up for a boom in digital STB sales, although over half of Taiwanese households are thought to already have digital cable services, says the ABU.

Via the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

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