Turkey Selects DVB-T2
The authority on the digital terrestrial switchover – RTÜK (Radio and Television Supreme Council) has decided that the transition will begin in 2013, with digital and analog broadcasts continuing simultaneously until 2015. In 2015, the analog switch off will take place and DVB-T2 has been accepted as the standard for digital terrestrial broadcasts in Turkey.
An encompassing Digital Terrestrial Conference on this topic will take place on 1-3 November 2012 in Istanbul as a part of the ITVF (Istanbul Television Forum and Festival). ITVF is an event conducted by RATEM (Professional Union of Broadcasting Organizations). The event will take place at the Istanbul Haliç Conference Center to develop further cooperation and communication.
Date: October 4, 2012
Broadcasters form new transmission company to roll-out DTT
A new transmission company Anten AS has been formed by members of the Television Broadcasters Association (TVYD) to build and operate the DTT platform. The network is expected to begin in 13 major cities this year and then gradually extended to other areas.
The national public broadcaster TRT and the private broadcasters Kanal D, Show TV, ATV, Star, Kanal 7, STV, Fox TV, Cine 5, NTV, CNN Turk, CNBC, Kanal 1, Kral TV, TV8, Kanal Turk, Kanal A, Sky Turk and Izmir TV are the members of the TVYD. They will offer digital terrestrial broadcasts in parallel with their existing analog services during a transition period.
Item added: 24th April 2007
DTT trial in Turkey begins
Trial DTT broadcasts began in Ankara and Istanbul on February 3rd, 2006.
The single DTT multiplex offers four television programme services and is available in Ankara on channel 31 and in Istanbul on channel 23.
Three of the programme services are for use, at different times, by commercial broadcasters and the fourth is for use by TRT, Turkeys national public broadcaster.
Item added: 7th February 2006
The Communications High Council has confirmed the DVB standard for Turkey. Transition will be taking place in three phases, test, simulcast and digital (analogue switch off) with a 10 year transition period tentatively agreed. Source: ABU Technical Committee Annual Meeting, 20-23 September 2004.
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Last page update: 24th April 2007, Barry Tew