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Engineering experts from Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) in Florida, will take part in a seminar on technological advances in the broadcast and subscriber television (STV) industries and the opportunities for delivery of other value added services, being hosted by the Broadcasting Commission on Wednesday, March 21 at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.


The  Seminar  will  bring  together  over  80  industry  players  from  the  broadcasting, telecommunications  and  cable  sectors  in  Jamaica.    In  addition  to AMT,  there  will  be presentations  from  the  Jamaica  Public  Service  Company  and  the  participation  of  Broadcasting Commission Technical Unit.  
The  Seminar  will  cover  a  range  of  issues  including:  Transitioning  from  analogue systems to new digital cable and free-to-air TV systems; examining the pros and cons of the various digital platforms, the advantages of going digital, planning the transition and  discussing  technological  updates.    There  will  also  be  presentations  on  Planning and  deployment  for  Data  and  VoIP  services,  Fibre  Optics  technology  update, applications and planning considerations and Satellite distribution platforms. 
Digital Television Switchover is the process by which the traditional analogue television signal as is currently used in Jamaica, will be switched off and replaced with a digital television signal.  The National Steering Committee on Digital Switchover has signalled 2015  as  the  date  for  the  initiation  of  this  process.    The  switch  will  enable  improved sound  and  picture  quality  as  well  as  increase  opportunities  for  new  types  of  programming. 
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