BICMA EXTENDS DIGITAL SWITCH DEADLINE
Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) decided to extend the deadline for the switch from analogue TV signals to digital TV by a month on the request of the information and communications ministry.
The analogue TV signal will now be shut down on February 1 and the switch is aimed to encourage technology enhancement, provide better customer services, and ensure accountability.
Meanwhile, BICMA had issued a directive in June last year declaring that the analogue switchover for Thimphu Thromde should complete by December 31, 2018.
The Association of Bhutanese Cable Operators (ABCO) had earlier also requested BICMA to extend the deadline by six months and had also gone to the ministry with their request for time extension.