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DIGITAL TV IN SLOVAKIA

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DIGITAL TV IN SLOVAKIA

  1. 1. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA
  2. 2. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA [email_address] www.skamba.sk COST A30 © Andrej Školkay SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA Slovakia Presentation based on separate research paper prepared for transdisciplinary workshop Digital Television Revisited: Linking Users, Markets and Policies (Section: Challenges for Policy Making) organized by COST Action 298 in Budapest on May 15, 2008
  3. 3. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Key Players </li></ul><ul><li>The Key Problems </li></ul><ul><li>The Key Solutions </li></ul>
  4. 4. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Key Players – I. </li></ul>
  5. 5. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Key Player(s) – II. - 45.5 % </li></ul>
  6. 6. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Key Players – III. </li></ul><ul><li>(The Government/Parliament) </li></ul><ul><li>The Telecommunication Authority </li></ul><ul><li>The Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunication </li></ul><ul><li>The Ministry of Culture </li></ul><ul><li>The Council for Transmission and Retransmission </li></ul><ul><li>The Ministry of Finance </li></ul>
  7. 7. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>Motivational Role </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Role </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Role </li></ul>
  8. 8. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunication : </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors conditions of switchover </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinates all state authorities dealing with digital broadcasting via Special Interministerial Group </li></ul>
  9. 9. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>REGULATION: </li></ul><ul><li>The Telecommunication Authority </li></ul><ul><li>(frequencies, penalties from 1,000 to 500,000 SKK) </li></ul><ul><li>The Council for Transmission and Retransmission </li></ul><ul><li>(licences, penalties from 5,000 to 5 million SKK) </li></ul>
  10. 10. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Key Problem: </li></ul><ul><li>no demand for digital broadcasting switch either on the side of broadcasters and on the side of viewers </li></ul>
  11. 11. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>Additional Problems/Consequences: </li></ul><ul><li>No definite regional coordination of digital frequencies </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in draft of digital law in the Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial demands of private broadcasters </li></ul>
  12. 12. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>Slow Progress : </li></ul><ul><li>A) The Initial Plan: 2003 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>B) A New Plan: 2006 2007/2008??? </li></ul><ul><li>C) Complete Switchover: 2011? (or 2012?) </li></ul>
  13. 13. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>The Key Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidies for decoders of signal of public TV in remote areas </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidies for private broadcasters </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidies for set-top boxes for poor families </li></ul>
  14. 14. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA <ul><li>Set-top boxes for: </li></ul><ul><li>Families of pensioners, handicaped and poor families </li></ul><ul><li>Families with a disabled person (ears, eyes) </li></ul>
  15. 15. CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN SLOVAKIA SK 31.12.2011?

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