[LINK] Chinese province to use digital TV for e-gov
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Dec 16 09:30:25 EST 2004
I wonder if cable TV has been as much a white elephant in China as
Australia.... will we be seeing a similar media release from Telstra
Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> Who needs the Internet for eGov?
> Chinese province to use digital TV for e-gov
> "ENN eGovernment" <ennegovernment at enn.ie>
> :: eGovernment Digest No. 89
> 15 December 2004
> The government of China's Hainan Province is to invest in a digital TV
> platform, with an eye to rolling out interactive e-government services.
> The government, together with China Broadcast Network and China
> Electronics, will jointly invest CNY1.5 billion (EUR135 million) in the
> establishment of a provincial cable TV network for digital broadcasting,
> reports IT newswire Interfax.com.
> "The first target for this new project is to sign up one million
> subscribers for digital cable TV service by 2008 in Hainan Province," said
> an official with Hainan Broadcasting Cable Network, the company in charge
> of the province's integrated cable TV network.
> Once the new digital TV platform is in place, interactive services will be
> made available to users, including e-government services, e-commerce
> facilities, pay TV and remote education services. Hainan Province will be
> the first Chinese province to adopt a province-wide digital cable TV
> The central Chinese government plans to cease analogue TV broadcasts by 2
> I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.
> -- Philip Larkin
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Canberra Australia
> brd at iimetro.com.au
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Marghanita da Cruz
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