Digital broadcasting is a new method of transmitting and
receiving television and radio services. Applying the same
digital technology commonly used in computers, compact discs
and mobile phones, digital broadcasting has the potential
to provide higher quality services as well as an extended
range of services to viewers and listeners
The introduction of digital television promises a clearer,
sharper picture for viewers. It also promises a reduction
in the interference and ghosting that currently affects the
picture for many viewers in built-up areas or hilly terrain.
Digital television will also provide viewers with the opportunity
to receive cinema-quality images and surround-sound as well
as enhanced services such as subtitles, captioning, datacasting
and a choice of viewing angles.
Digital television could be used to offer a range of services
- Television as we currently understand it but without the
analog problems of ghosting, interference and noise. It
will also be possible to receive cinema quality images with
higher quality sound.
- New broadcast related services such as:
- Interactive access to program-related information
such as scores, statistics and different camera angles
while watching sporting events
- Program guides providing information on scheduling
- Interactive quiz shows so the viewer at home can compete
along with the studio contestants
- Internet features such as:
- Web browsing
- Online newspapers, weather, sports
- Financial and other booking services.
For more information, please select from the links to the
left under Digital Television.