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Georgia moves ahead with digital switchover

Georgia reportedly switched off its analogue TV feed in capital Tbilisi yesterday, with plans to roll out digital coverage across the country in the next eight to nine weeks.

According to news site Agenda.ge, that the analogue signal was cut in a digital broadcasting zone that covers Tbilisi, Sagarejo region, Kojori, Rustavi and Marneuli, with the digital signal due to be extended to cover the whole country within roughly two months.

According to International Telecommunication Union (ITU) information published last month, Georgia was one of a number of countries where digital switchover is listed as still ‘ongoing’.

A June 17, 2015, deadline for switching off analogue television broadcasting in the UHF band was set by member states of the ITU at the Regional Radiocommunication Conference in 2006.