DVB-T transmissions on the cable system
Dutch cable TV provider CAIW will use DVB-T to distribute digital TV on its cable system reports Broadband TV News.
As a part of the transition from analogue to digital services CAIW will reduce the number of basic analogue channels to 15 on the 30th November whilst at the same time adding a bouquet of 18 channels using DVB-T.
One of the main reasons given for using DVB-T is that most current TV receivers have DVB-T tuners and because of this an additional Set Top Box will not be needed to view the new digital service.
CAIW serves around 145,000 households with television and radio in Westland, Midden-Delfland, Schiedam, Maassluis, Aalsmeer, Uithoorn, IJsselstein, Lopik (Benschop), Halderberge (Oudenbosch), The Hague (Wateringse Veld), Doorn, parts of Capelle aan den IJssel, Loenen, Hilvarenbeek and Gouda.
The final analogue switch off is planned to take place on the 10th October 2010.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 9th November 2009