DTT trial launched

A Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) trial began on the 1st November when Sentech switched on the first DVB-T trial transmitter The trial will continue until Mid 2009 when general service transmissions should begin.
Broadcasters are planning to distribute 3000 set top boxes to viewers participating in the trial.
When the service is launched in 2009 it is expected that the DTT platform will provide more free-to-air channels than are currently available as well as one Pay TV channel.
Digital switchover is planned to occur by 2011.
Source: IT Web
Item added: 3rd November 2008