Arqiva selected as BBC’s preferred supplier for DTT transmission

Subject to a final signed agreement the BBC has announced that transmission supplier Arqiva has been selected for the design, deployment and operation of a new High-Powered digital terrestrial television network.
The present low power DTT network was used to launch services in the UK on a non-interference basis with the existing analogue network. The plan to switch from analogue to digital services by region and on a progressive basis finally allows the correct powers to be used for a nationwide service. According to the BBC the new network will largely replicate the existing analogue coverage areas.
The new network will come into service progressively from 2008 to 2012 in line with the Government plan.
Original source: DTG
More information: Aqiva press release
Item added: 23rd May 2006