BlueSky says Digital TV is on the way but little info revealed
Yesterday morning in a press conference, Bluesky Communications officially announced the launch of their Digital TV service. “Next month starting on April 15, we will be launching a new service.
This new service will be an addition to our Moana TV content lineup,” said Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Bluesky American Samoa and Bluesky Samoa, Pulelei’ite Tufele Li’a Jr.
“As you all know, for those who are using our service of Moana TV, all the content that you are viewing now via Moana TV cable is through Analog.”
He stated that come next month they will be launching Digital and that it has already been tested. Yesterday during the press conference, a display of two different monitors, one displaying Analog content and the other Digital content was shown with the CTO explaining the two different formats.
“For those that will be requiring a need for the Digital service, you are more than welcome to call 611 and we will be able to share with you all of the details as far as how to acquire this new service,” said the CTO.
He went on to say that this does not mean that they will be immediately dropping the Analog channels — they will still be there — from 2 through 45, but there will be a time when this will happen.
He explained that this upgrade will allow Bluesky Moana TV to offer several channels of Digital programming using the same amount of spectrum required for one analog program. “We figure by the end, when the whole spectrum is converted to Digital, we will have at least 60 to 80 channels right off the bat. But it will not stop there. We will try and add more as we negotiate with the providers and vendors from off island,” he said.
Digital TV is an advanced broadcasting technology that offers a better picture sound and quality, and is capable of providing new features and services such as High Definition TV (HDTV) programs, according to the information sheet provided by Bluesky Communications.
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