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Thailand 'should be digital TV hub'

Set-top box makers see export potential

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  • Writer: Saengwit Kewaleewongsatorn
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Local set-top box makers are eyeing Thailand as a production hub to supply digital TV receivers to other Southeast Asian countries. 

Prapat Rathlertkarn, deputy secretary-general of the Thai Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Industries Association, said Asean will shift from analogue to digital TV and adopt the DVB-T2 broadcast system, the same standard used in Europe.

The switch will be complete by 2020. Asean households will need either a set-top box or a dedicated TV to receive digital signals.

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