Around 190,000 people in Timor-Leste are set to gain access to digital TV under a project backed by China.
Timor-Leste’s Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Media, Francisco Jerónimo, and Chinese ambassador, Xiao Jianguo, jointly inspected the village of Ulmera, in Liquiça province, where the Digital Television Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcasting (DTMB) was first implemented.
The DTMB project, which was launched September 2019, will cover more than 30,000 families, benefiting around 190,000 people. To date, 22 high definition digital television channels have been commissioned.
On behalf of the Timor-Leste government, Jerónimo thanked China for its assistance in the project, declaring that it will help people to better understand information about the country and the world and expand their vision.
In addition, this programme will also drive the development of Timor-Leste’s television and broadcasting industries, he said. The Timorese minister added he hoped both sides can expand cooperation in the digital television and related infrastructure.
Ambassador Xiao Jianguo said that the project is a milestone in the media and social communications cooperation between two countries. He added that it is of positive significance for enriching the cultural life of Timorese, enhancing the Timor-Leste media and television industry, and promoting cultural cooperation between two countries, CLBrief reported.