DTT services to be launched in August 2008

On the 4th February, the Knesset (Parliament) approved the legal framework to allow for the launch of DTT services, which are expected to be launched by the end of the summer.
Viewers will be able to access five free-to-air television programme services, IBA 1, IBA 33, Channel 2, Channel 10 and the Knesset service, from a single multiplex.
MPEG-4 AVC compression will be used.
Subsidies to fund half of the cost of a DTT set-top box will be available for certain population groups.
Source: Go Digital (translation and item from Digitag)
Item added: 11th February 2008