DTT services get closer

Czech Television has asked the Broadcasting Council (RRTV) for permission to start DTT transmissions next month according to Broadband TV News, Central Europe.
If the request is granted the broadcaster  will start distributing its services CT1, CT2 and possibly, news based, CT24 in the first half of 2006.
Coverage will be provided to Prague and the surrounding area first and then increased to cover the cities of Brno and Ostrava. Coverage is expected to be 35% of the population in 2006.

Three multiplexes are expected to be deployed in the Czech Republic, one for Czech Television, operated by the television company Cra, reaching 75% of the population at launch and 97% of the population eventually. Czech Television plans to launch two more multiplexes once the DTT platform is fully operational.
Source: Broadband TV Sept. 16th 2005
Item added: 19th September 2005