Hong Kong DAB Broadcasters to Invest US$77 Million in Facilities through 2017

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Hong Kong DAB Broadcasters to Invest US$77 Million in Facilities through 2017

Dec 25, 2013 5:54 PM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Hong Kong - Dec 18, 2013 - Hong Kong's media regulator has indicated that the three HK DAB licensees will invest US$77 million in their DAB platforms there, according to Asia Radio Today.

Digital Broadcasting Company, Metro Broadcast and Phoenix Radio are spending the money over six years (between 2011 and 2017) to cover the construction of their DAB networks and studio facilities and production of DAB programs. Through 2017, DBC will invest HK$391 million; Metro is due to spend HK$96.1 million; Phoenix U has earmarked HK$107.3 million. Public broadcaster RTHK's investment in digital radio is excluded from these figures.

Hong Kong's 15 DAB channels broadcast around 2520 hours per week as of March 2013, according to the regulator's figures.

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