Austria launches Digital Terrestrial TV using DVB-T

Austria chose its National Day (26th October 2006), which commemorates the end of foreign occupation (in 1955), to finally launch its Digital Terrestrial Television network.
Over 70% of the population in Vienna and the federal states were covered by DTT signals from public channels, ORF1, ORF2 and the commercial channel ATV, on the day of the launch. 
Analogue switch off in these areas is planned for February 2007.
Coverage will be progressively extended in Austria, reaching 90% of the population in 2007-2008 and 95% by the end of 2010.
Item added: 26th October 2006 (amended 5th December 2006)