DVB-T services to launch on the 2nd August

The 2nd August 2009 has been chosen for the official launch of DVB-T services in Israel. Trial services on channel 26 are already available in Jerusalem.
According to the Go Digital website there will be a single multiplex with five channels using MPEG-4 (H.264, AVC) compression. Although only SDTV transmissions are planned initially, STB’s should be sold as HDTV compatible.
To enable the transition to DTT services, which is planned to take 18 months after the initial launch, over 40 analogue transmitters will be switched off.
Services will be free of charge to consumers and also made available on the satellite platform.
Source: Go Digital website
Item added: 15th June 2009