Analogue TV Broadcasting ends
On Monday the 1st December the last analogue TV transmitters were closed down completing work which began in 2007. The transmitters were located in Troms and Finnmark and were switched off at 13.30 by the Culture secretary Lotte Grepp Knutsen and the transport secretary Erik Lahnstein.
The terrestrial network consists of 430 transmitters broadcasting 25 TV channels and 16 radio channels.
Pay-TV operation Riks TV currently has 435,000 subscribers with a further 100,000 receiving the public free-to-air channels.
The country uses MPEG-4, H.264 AVC as its compression system on the DTT network.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 7th December 2009