Tonight Lithuania turns off analogue terrestrial broadcasting transmitters

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2012 10 29

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Tonight Lithuania turns off analogue terrestrial broadcasting transmitters
Tonight Lithuania turns off analogue terrestrial broadcasting transmitters
"The publicity campaign, which used a wide range of channels and means to inform the people about pending changes in television, is over. As shown in surveys, people watching television for free with outdoor, indoor or collective antennas were successfully informed about pending changes and they managed to get ready, "- said Counselor to the Minister of Transportation Martynas Čerkauskas.
 
 
According to M. Čerkauskas, those who have not yet acquired adequate equipment can call freephone 8 800 00150 for the entire month of November, if they face any problems or issues. For people calling this free number consultants will provide important information about the shutdown of analogue terrestrial television, options for digital television and help address the technological challenges of transition.
 
The Ministry of Transport and Communications also notes that citizens with low-income or co-residents, whose average per capita income is less than 525 Lt, until 20th of November can still apply for a one-off compensation for required hardware to watch digital TV.
 

Analogue terrestrial television in Lithuania was switched off on the night from Sunday to Monday, at 3 am in the morning. The fact that analogue terrestrial TV broadcasting will be canceled and transition to digital TV will be made on 29th of October was known to 98 percent of the respondents in survey mentioned before.