YLE24 in Finland reported that the government has delayed the switchover from analog to all digital transmission by one year, to August 2007. The article, Finland's Digital TV Age Delayed, said, "The reason is to give everyone enough time to adopt the new technology without too much expense or hassle."
The article also said the government expects YLE and other broadcasters to cover the entire country with a digital network, digital services will improve and the cost of digital set-top boxes will decline. "The decision as difficult," according to the article, "since this will extend the time that broadcasters will have to simultaneously pay for both digital and analogue broadcasts."
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