The viewers of Hangzhou, capital of the Chinese Eastern province of Zhejiang, already have the possibility of enjoying digital television of high resolution (HDTV, according to its abbreviations in English), a first fruit in China
The channel, specialized in the transmission of films, series of television, documentary and animated three-dimensional images was sent by national chain CCTV.
CTV Media and Average China DTV, operating branches of CCTV, will carry out tests during four months in Hangzhou, an attempt to send the service at national level in January of the 2006 with a time of programming of eighteen hours against the fifteen present ones.
For you accede to the service is necessary to own a television set of high resolution and a decoder that costs 301 dollars at the moment, informed Shen Xiangjun, chief of a main directorate of Average China DTV.
In comparison with the analogical television, the digital television allows to better quality of images and channels.
China counts on about 100 digital television channels that will use 1.2 million viewers for the end of 2005, according to the statistics of the ministry of Industry of the Information.
Nevertheless, the television by cable in China is very popular, since it allows the reception of some thirty channels by about 2 dollars to the month.
China will transmit the Olympic Games of Beijing in 2008 in high resolution and the State Administration of Radio and Television determined the calendar to popularize the digital television.
The direct services of television by satellite will begin in the 2006, the promotion of the terrestrial digitalis in the 2008 and the disconnection of the analogical one will arrive in the 2015, when the digitalis covers all the country, affirmed Shen.