Major cities aiming to change over by 2009

China aims to switch from analog to digital TV by 2015, according to State Administration of Radio, Film and TV spokesman Zhu Hong.

At the end of 2005 there were 80 digital TV channels, with digital TV in nearly 40 million homes. This year Sarft held a conference on promoting digital in eight cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. The plan is for all cities to have digital cable by the end of this year, with service rolling out to other cities and towns in the next couple of years.

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