DTT update April 2005
DVB-T pilot transmissions in Vilnius started during 2003 and ended in 2004. Subsequently, in late 2004, commercial broadcasting began using the same transmitter.
As of April 2005 it is reported that a total of 5 programmes are being broadcast, 2 are free to air and the remaining 3 are coded by the Conax system. In the near future a tender for licenses will be announced and it is expected that two will be issued.
The plan is that by June 2006, 8 DTT programs will be broadcast in Vilnius. This coverage will be extended to Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys and Kaunas by the end of 2007.
Source: Lithuanian radio & TV centre, 29th April 2005