JAKARTA: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated the digital television transmitter TVRI Jakarta, Surabaya and Batam, which will become the new standard TV broadcasts globally.

The President was accompanied by Madame Ani Yudhoyono, along with the Minister of Communications and Information Tifatul Sembiring, Governor Fauzi Bowo, and Director of TVRI Imas Sunarya digital television transmitter was inaugurated. The inauguration was marked by dialogue video conference with the Governor of SBY Surabaya and Batam.
TVRI itself has started testing the digital broadcasting since 2007 in Jakarta with a single digital channel. Now, the digital broadcasting began in Jakarta, Surabaya and Batam offers four digital channels. One for the national broadcast channels, channel two for the broadcast of DKI Jakarta, channel three for the documentary and education, then channel four for sports and education.
Indonesian television broadcast digitalization was claimed earlier than that applied by the government and the United States television industry, which according to plan, to begin in 2011.
Digital television broadcasting is replacing analogue technology that has been used in Indonesia, which advantages not only in picture quality, but also on the ability of the mobile. This means not only the static accessible television and was watched at home, offices, or other public places that are permanently installed, but can also be accessed in a position to move on your mobile device or television device mounted on the car even with crystal clear quality of digital television broadcast technology, which replaces analog.
Digital TV also has an interactive capability between television stations and viewers, while the analog system can not do that.
In the digital era, it opens the possibility there is interaction between spectators and television stations, which makes television broadcasting increasingly felt as a community event.
In addition, the public will get more programming choices are many and varied and economically open greater opportunities for the broadcasting industry and content industry.
The government hopes that with the inauguration of the digital television transmitter, TVRI has been a pioneer in the application of digital broadcast technology in Indonesia.