30,000 DTT STB’s in Poland
According to a report from the PIKE Conference ZAKOPANE, Broadband TV News quotes Wojciek Halka of the Polish Association of Telecommunications Engineers (SIT) as saying that there are already 30,000 homes in Poland with DTT Set Top Boxes despite there being no current DTT platform.
Halka spoke in favour of the introduction of DTT services, which are already available from limited test broadcasts in some parts of the country.
The original Polish plan was for switchover on a region-by-region basis starting in Q1 2006 and completed in 2014. This plan has not been actioned and the government are said to have a new plan for DTT introduction, but have not released any details to date.
Halka predicted that a DTT service could deliver 35-40 TV channels to 6 million homes in Poland.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 16th October 2007