On October 14, St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast will complete transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.
On October 14, analogue broadcasting is to stop in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Oblast altogether. According to Vladimir Ryabovol, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee on press and media relations, much work was done to inform the residents about the transition.
‘The government of St. Petersburg has done everything it could to inform the residents targeting every segment of the audience, addressing young people in the social media and older people via social institutions’, he said speaking at a press conference.
Alexander Rzhanenkov, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee on social policy, added that all social workers in all institutions were involved in the process.
Transition from analogue to digital broadcasting is a new stage in television industry development. Digital television offers a much better picture and sound quality. Russia started the process of transition to digital broadcasting last year.