Rate of digital television coverage increases to 89pc, stations say At least 89 per cent of the population will be covered by digital terrestrial television services by the end of the year, with the addition of eight more fill-in stations by TVB and ATV, according to the stations' latest plans. By the end of last year, the coverage was 85 per cent of the population. The government plans to switch off analogue TV services by 2012, depending on the take-up rate and coverage. PolyU to host China-Europe forum A local university will next week host hundreds of scholars and government officials at the third biennial China-Europa Forum. About 700 people from China and Europe will discuss this year's theme on forging a common vision for both societies. The forum will be held from Monday to Wednesday at Polytechnic University HK's role in 5-year plan discussed The secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, Stephen Lam Sui-lung, discussed Hong Kong's role in the country's next five-year plan as he held talks with officials from China's top planning agency yesterday. Lam said he called on Beijing to further promote Hong Kong as a financial and logistics hub through to 2015.