Individual satellite antennas will be removed from home facades in Turkmenistan to be replaced with cable television, Itar-Tass reported.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov gave appropriate instructions to cabinet members at a hook-up meeting on Monday, which discussed putting into operation a new TV tower next October.
"The new TV tower should be fitted out with modern equipment and ensure casting of TV programmes for population in the digital format," demanded the head of state.
Population now views TV programmes with satellite antennas, installed by residents on facades and roofs of buildings.
"Numerous satellite antennas are at variance with the capital's town-building outlook," the president said, instructing Vice-President Nazarguly Shagulyev "to supply blocks of flats with cable television and to remove these antennas which will be of no use anymore".
The head of state gave an instruction at the same meeting "to study the question on opening a sport TV channel". It will be the sixth channel of Turkmen national television.