Boxer switching to MPEG-4 receivers

Broadband TV News reports that Swedish DTT operator Boxer is to begin the deployment of MPEG-4 receivers to new subscribers. Over the next six years Sweden will gradually migrate from MPEG-2 visual coding to using MPEG-4, H.264.
The Swedish Radio and TV Authority (RTVV) recently announced eight new national channels that will broadcast in the MPEG-4 format.
From April 1 Boxer, which is also responsible for approving devices to use on the network, will no longer accept MPEG-2 receivers for test and approval.
Set Top Boxes must be backward compatible so that they can decode both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 coded transmissions.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 1st April 2008
Boxer DTT figures up
By 31st December 2007 Boxer had 709,000 digital pay TV subscribers, representing an increase of 55,000 in 2007 – equivalent to growth of nearly nine per cent.
During the fourth quarter of 2007 the number of customers increased by 16,000.
Source: Boxer
Item added: 22nd January 2008