Ilsur Metshin about the digital switchover: “This innovation will affect every apartment with a TV”
Next week, on October 14, the fourth and final stage of the digital switchover will start in the Republic. The analog TV provided to the residents up to 10 TV channels for free, now they will have the opportunity to watch 20 channels in the digital quality for free.
Kazan today is 100% covered by the signal of digital broadcasting. Today on a Business Monday, Ilsur Metshin, the mayor of Kazan, requested to inform all residents of the city about the planned changes and help citizens in setting up equipment for receiving a digital signal.
22 thousand digital TV tuners were sold in Kazan
The head of the ITC department Rifat Khannanov reminded in his report about how to make a switch to the digital broadcasting.
If the TV supports the digital standard, it is necessary to connect it to the system of the community antenna system. If the TV does not support the digital standard, you must purchase a digital TV tuner.
Presently, the retailers and post offices in Kazan have already sold 22 thousand digital tuners, said the head of the ITC department.
Disadvantage groups of the population can get a compensation for the purchase of the digital tuners.
445 volunteers will help Kazan citizens daily in the setting up the digital tuners
Specially trained volunteers will assist in the setting up the equipment for the citizens. Today, 279 people consult residents. The recruitment and training of volunteers continues - from October 10, 445 volunteers will daily help residents in setting up the digital tuners.
The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin requested to continue informing citizens about the digital switchover and to help all residents of the city to prepare for the shutdown of analog broadcasting. "This innovation will affect every apartment with is a TV", – he said. - The ITC department has done a great job, I want to thank everyone who participated in it, especially the volunteers. They need to be ready to assist on site and provide the necessary assistance. The work will be responsible, it is necessary to hold it worthy of the capital city of the Republic".
The digital switchover will not affect the subscribers connected to paid networks of IP-television, satellite and cable television, as well as subscribers of terrestrial TV without a letter "A" on the screen - in this case, the switch to the digit was automatically.