Taiwan starts switchover

The National Communications Commission (NCC) began its nationwide digital television switchover operations this week by shutting down analogue wireless television signals in the Dajia district of Taichung City, central Taiwan.

NCC Chairperson Su Herng announced that Dajia had become the first district in the country to completely switch to digital TV.

A ceremony was held at Taichung City Hall to mark the landmark switchover, as well as the beginning of the nationwide analogue-to-digital conversion operations.

According to the NCC, Taiwan’s top television regulator, Taiwan will turn off analogue wireless television signals countrywide by June 30, 2012, ushering in a new era of digital wireless TV.

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