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1 Switch off of Analogue Terrestrial Broadcasting Standardization

2 Talk overview DSO Relevant legislation Administrative capacity Demographic card, TV platforms in the RS Current and future activities in the realization of the DSO Digital dividend Maximization of the DD through the DSO strategy Standardization

3 Relevant Acquis Commission Communication on Accelerating the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting - COM(2005) DC0204 Commission Communication on the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting - COM(2003) DC054

4 Relevant Legislation - Republic of Serbia Strategy for Switchover from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting of Radio and Television Programs in the Republic of Serbia (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 52/09, 18/12 and 26/13), Strategy for Development of Electronic Communications in the Republic of Serbia, from 2010 to 2020 (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 68/10), Law on Electronic Communications (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 44/10), Law of ratification of the Final Acts of the Regional Radiocommunication Conference for planning of the digital terrestrial broadcasting service in parts of Regions 1 and 3, in the frequency bands MHz and MHz (RRC-06), (Official Gazette of the RS, International Agreements, No. 4/10); Rulebook on the Switchover from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting of Television Programmes and Access to the Multiplex in Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 55/12), Rulebook on determination of the plan of assignment of the frequency /locations/ allotments for terrestrial digital broadcasting radio stations in the UHF band on the territory of the RS (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 73/13),

5 Demographic card for the RS Number of RS citizens Rural Households Rural Areas (2011) % % Total Areas in RS Rural Areas Urban Areas (km2) (km2) (km2) % Number of Households in RS Households in urban areas RS Households in rural areas RS % Number of Households over km2 Households in urban areas over km2 Households in rural areas over km

6 Market information estimation of number of multiplexers Teritory TV programmes Nationwide coverage 4+5 Regional coverage 31+2 Local coverage 78 Total 118 Terrestrial network operator: Public Enterprice ETV According to the drafted Rulebook on transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting, three multiplexes are going to be introduced until June Content: SDTV, HDTV, national, regional, local and PayTV services.

7 ASO Plan Population coverage: at least 95% in the first multiplex at least 90% in second and the third ones. Roll-out plan is drafted by MTTT and ETV, ASO will be done on the allotment basis.

8 Media content distribution market According to the Final Acts of RRC06, and the Strategy of digitalization, allotments in UHF band have been planned for the final DTV network. Terrestrial TV 38% Cable TV 43.4% IPTV 9.92% DTH- 8.68%

9 Chronology of the digitalization process? Strategy for switchover from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting, after two rounds of public hearings, has been adopted in July Ministry responsible for telecommunications prepared and submitted a project fish for the IPA funds in So, the project Assistance to the digital switchover in Serbia has been adopted and financed by EU, with the RS contribution. Emission technique has been separated from the Public Service RTS, establishing a new Public Enterprise ETV company in Initial network, as an experimental one, was introduced in Q

10 Serbia: IPA Project Frequency Allotment Plan, was adopted in November 2012, defining the 800MHz band as digital dividend. Besides the Strategy for digital transition (defining the MPEG-4 p.10, DVB-T2, SFN type of the network), the architecture of the distribution network based on the IP/MPLS technology, has been adopted by the Group responsible for the coordination of the technical issues transition established by the MTTT. EU Commission adopted the project devoting 10.5MoE (8MoE for equipment only) as IPA funds. RS devoted more than 4MoE as its contribution for the IPA Project.

11 Serbia DVB-T2 status DVB-T2 trials: First 3-day trial on TELFOR Conference, Pilot network since March 21th Multiplexes: three nationwide multiplexes DVB-T2 commercial launch is expected in Q Planned content: 6 public programmes, 5 commercial nationwide programmes, more than 100 region and local programmes... Electronic Program Guide is mandatory, Planned target market: outdoor reception (coverage plan enables indoor reception in the biggest cities)

12 Initial network Initial distribution network has been developed by the Public Enterprise ETV, It includes renewed/reconstructed locations owned by the ETV, Initial network enables simulcasting of programmes mainly with nationwide coverage, Government of the RS is supporting costs of the simulcasting, In the mean time, in the period of simulcasting, ETV will prepare the final network with three multiplexes.

13 Core institutional organization in the DSO process - Main stakeholders Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Ministry of Culture and Information RATEL Regulator Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services RRA Republic Agency for Broadcasting (Electronic Media) Public Enterprise - ETV Ministry of Finance Content Providers Public Services RTS and RTV

14 Current and Future Activities in the DSO process Public Enterprise ETV is finishing: Renewing of different transmitter locations; Negotiations with the EBRD on the loan that will enable procurement of the equipment for the second and third multiplex; Documentation for the public procurement of necessary equipment. MTTT has initiated a working group including all main stakeholders mentioned above, that will prepare: decision on the type of subsidizing of the STBs for household with low incomes, media plan, coordination of different activities important for the DSO.

15 Digital Dividend Strategy Study on Digital Dividend - Capacities for Digital Dividend exploatation in the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, October 2013

16 Digital Dividend Digital dividend represents a part of radiofrequency spectrum released after the adoption of new more efficient technologies. Analog Broadcasting Spectrum Digital dividend spectrum Digital broadcasting

17 How to Plan Digital Dividend? Efficient Broadcasting Standard DVB-T2 enables high bit rates in TV channel 8MHz (UHF). Efficient compression allows small bit rates for satisfactory video/audio quality (MPEG-4, part 10, тј. ITU-T Recommendation H.264 AVC), Single Frequency Networks over the allotments enables efficient spectrum usage. Efficient TV Distribution Network Architecture (headends within a decentralized network)

18 Decisions on the digital dividend Stockholm plan ST - 61 Frequency assignment WARC MHz GSM Wiesbaden WI95 T - DAB Band III, L band SFN WARC MHz 2100MHz IMT 2000 Chester CH97 Band III,IV,V DVB - T WRC MHz IMT 2000 Maastricht MA02 T - DAB planning WRC MHz IMT/ IMT Advanced DD1 800MHz RRC - 04/ RRC MHz IMT/ IMT Advanced WRC MHz Res232 IMT/ IMT Advanced WRC MHz IMT/ IMT Advanced DD2 700MHz WRC 18 New IMT band Above 6GHz Terrestrial video broadcasting is going to be limited to: UHF channels and few VHF channels

19 Digital Dividend Digital dividend 2 (DD2) 300MHz Digital dividend 1 (DD1) 1GHz 2GHz 3GHz GSM GSM WiFi ULF 0.3kHz 3kHz 30kHz 300kHz 3MHz 30MHz 300MHz 3GHz 30GHz 300GHz ULF VLF LF MF HF VHF UHF SHF EF THF Digital dividend 2 (DD2) Digital dividend 1 (DD1)

20 FDD vs. TDD Pros and Cons 1. Spectrum efficiency (benefit for governments), 2. Equipment available (less capex for operators), 3. Both 1. and 2. produce benefits for customers, 4. Implications for the 700MHz band duplex organization,

21 FDD vs. TDD Pros and Conts It is crucial to harmonize the spectrum usage (as well as the duplex type) with the CEPT and EU

22 Commission Decision establishing a list of standards and/or specifications for electronic communications networks and associated facilities and services (Commission Decision 2007/176/EC)

23 Standardisation should: be primarily market driven process; Encourage the harmonised provision of electronic communications networks, services and associated facilities; Ensure interoperability in the single market to improve freedom of choice for users; Interoperability of TV services and equipment should be encouraged, in order to ensure the free flow information, media pluralism and cultural diversity.

24 Standardisation Framework Directive, Article 17 List of non-compulsory standards for the harmonised provision of electronic communication networks, services and associated facilities and services, should be encouraged by the Administration; Commission may request that standards be drawn up by the European standards organisations (CEN, Cenelec, ETSI); If listed standards have not been adequately implemented (i.e. no interoperability achieved) implementation can be made compulsory; Standards and/or specifications that no longer meet consumers needs or are hampering technological development, will be removed from the list.

25 Decisions 2007/176/EC and 2008/286/EC do not include any compulsory standards, such as: Operators of public telecommunications networks standards for Local Loop unbundling; Application Program Interfaces; Interconnection and Access; Caller Location and Directory Enquiry Services; Quality of Service and Grade of Services (you can find some of these standards in our Rulebook on quality parameters for publicly available electronic communication services and monitoring of electronic communication activity (Official Gazette of RS no. 73/11 and 3/14)); It covers also broadcasting services standards for interactive TV, digital audio, video and mobile TV; It creates no barrier for operators to use other standards in the EU, but there may be national provisions;

26 Thank you for your attention! Brussels, 10 July 2014

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