Da Nang Radio and Television (DRT) has become the first station outside a large metropolitan area to use satellite services to broadcast live.

Since July, its broadcast signal has been picked up by the whole South-east Asian region.

DRT, operating two channels, has been using Audio Vision Global (AVG) to provide the link-up.

Only four Vietnamese channels have been allocated space on the satellite, AVG, Vietnam Multi-media Corporation, HCM Television and K-Plus. DRT can be seen through Mobile TV or IPTV nationwide. AVG, which is licensed to operate a satellite and digital television company, launched a 70-channel TV package last year.-VNA