In fact, after midnight the analogue antennas were deactivated as ordered by theAudiovisual Media Authority (AMA), while TV channels will be visible only through digital transmission. For the district of Vlora, instead, the AMA has decided to postpone this process at another time.
According to the AMA, to date, approximately 2 / 3 of the population is entirely covered by digital transmissions. Process that started in the distant 2007, when theAlbania then-Prime Minister Sali Berisha ratified the Geneva agreement on the digitization of television frequencies.
In April, 2012, the Genc Pollo innovation minister for the Berisha government, reported to the Media Commission on the strategy of switching from analogue to digital transmission and signed international agreements concerning the process.
Not even two months later, the 2 May 2012, the Berisha government approved the national plan for the transition from analogue to digital transmission, which set the closing date of the analogue transmission to 17 June 2015.
However, from the 2012 the digitization process has been postponed without date and without any substantiated arguments, making Albania today the only country in Europe where analogue transmission is still active.
Digital and analogue transmission
The digital transmission (or digital transmission), in telecommunications, indicates those transmissions in which the data are represented in digital form, ie with numbers encoded in bit sequences. This type of transmission is the opposite of analogue transmission.
With the term analog transmission, instead, a particular type of transmission is indicated in which the information to be transmitted in the form of signals on the communication channel from the sender to the recipient (s) remains constantly in analog form starting from the analog source.
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