CAMBODIA: TRIPLE ALLIANCE FOR DIGITAL TV

TRIPLE ALLIANCE FOR DIGITAL TV IN CAMBODIA
An image of the agreement signing: from left, Neak Okhna Kith Meng, president of CBS (Cambodian Broadcasting Service); Hun Mana, president of Bayon Media High System Group; and Chhay Nguon, president of Hang Meas Group
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In anticipation of the switchover to digital terrestrial TV in 2023, three of the Asian country’s major broadcasters have teamed up to operate the national digital TV platform. After signing a memorandum of understanding in February, the agreement was finalized in August by Bayon Media High System Group, Hang Meas Group and Cambodian Broadcasting Service Co Ltd (CBS). The partnership resulted in the Cambodia TV Alliance, a public-private partnership (PPP) company that will manage the transition phase. The broadcasters will transmit in DVB T2 but will also keep analogue signals on the air for a few years, which are scheduled to be switched off by the end of 2025.

More details and statements from the presidents of the broadcasters in The Phnom Penh Post article.

CAMBODIA: Pupils belonging to ethnic minorities take lessons via radio

A little girl places the antenna wire on a tree to improve the reception quality of the lesson transmitted by radio.

A little girl places the antenna wire on a tree to improve the reception quality of the lesson transmitted by radio. Source

In Cambodia, about 250,000 children of school age are not educated. While universal access to primary school has increased year on year, the same is not true for ethnic minorities. So, when schools were closed due to the pandemic, the NGO Aide et Action International equipped children with portable battery-operated radios to receive educational courses, and trained them how to use them. And to allow even those who do not have electricity at home to do their homework while following the lessons in the evening, the programmes were also placed in morning time slots. Details in the Globe article.