On 16 June 2006, a treaty agreement was signed at the ITU Regional Radiocommunication Conference (RRC-06) in Geneva, setting a target date of 17 June 2015 for the digitalization of broadcasting in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia (known as Region 1 in ITU).
The change from analogue to digital television broadcasting brings opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders, from manufacturers to broadcasters and end-users. The decision not only brings possibilities for structured development of digital terrestrial broadcasting but also sufficient flexibilities for adaptation to the changing telecommunication environment. As such, it represents a major milestone in the effort to connect underserved and remote communities and close the digital divide.
Video presented by: David Wood
With thanks to the EBU Digital Living Room