DTT transmissions begin

DTT transmissions in Greece are to begin on the 1st November 2008 according to the Minister of State, Theodoros Roussopoulos, reports Broadband TV News.
ERT the State broadcaster will be the first to begin testing nationwide. This can be followed by regional and private broadcasters after DTT licences are issued.
To facilitate the granting of licences the National Technical University of Athens has been asked to produce a DTT frequency plan, which would come into effect on the 1st November 2008.
ERT started its first pilot broadcasts on January 16, 2006 using five transmitters in Athens, Thessaloniki and Thessaly to distribute the channels Prism (with sign language for the hard of hearing), Cine+ and Sport+.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 11th August 2008