DTT Plans for Belgium Announced
Belgium has decided to spend 3 million Euros on new transmitters for its terrestrial network to replace the existing infrastructure which is 15-20 years old.
Rather than continuing with an analogue network Belgium will take this opportunity to switch to a digital platform which should cover 90% of the country by the end of 2006.
Belgium is a heavily cabled country with 90% of households already connected. The new DTT service is intended to be receivable on simple rod antennas and should allow cheap installation of DTT set top boxes.
Some Freeview services will also be available.
RTBF will initially broadcast 4 TV channels over its multiplex. This will be extended later