Two terrestrial television broadcasters in Hong Kong will adopt China's homegrown digital terrestrial television standard, the South China Morning Post reported. Television Broadcasts and Asia Television have submitted proposals on digital television to the Office of the Telecommunications Authority and a decision is expected before the end of March. Both broadcasters had to decide on a standard to adopt before the end of 2006 and must kick off digital broadcast services by the end of 2007. The mainland's digital TV standard was developed by Beijing Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Each broadcaster will spend US$51 million in the next two years to produce programs in the digital format.