Serbia fully digitalised as of Sunday

Serbia fully digitalised as of Sunday

Serbia's television signal is fully digitalised as of Sunday and 97.8 percent of the population is covered by digital broadcasting, while the analogue signal is from this day forth a part of history, Serbian Minister of Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic stated.

Serbia's television signal is fully digitalised as of Sunday and 97.8 percent of the population is covered by digital broadcasting, while the analogue signal is from this day forth a part of history, Serbian Minister of Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic stated.

The work launched ten years ago has been completed, Ljajic told reporters at Kopaonik and recalled that the first experimental digital signal was broadcast back in 2005.

Speaking about the costs of the digitalisation process, Ljajic said that the initial estimates had the figures at EUR 100 million, but it later turned out that the sum would be considerably lower and would total around EUR 30 million, plus EUR 10 million worth of EU donations, he said.

We tried to maximise the savings and the government will release the exact data later on the amounts of money spent in each individual stage of the task, he noted.

Ljajic stressed that the state-of-the-art equipment has been installed which is used in only six countries in Europe, and added that the government will realise nearly EUR 100 million worth of revenues from the process.