Extension of Polish DTT trial sought
The DTT trial currently underway in Poland since May 31st will come to an end this month unless an extension can be agreed.
Broadband TV News reports that the trial, being undertaken by a consortium consisting of the country’s two national commercial TV stations Polsat and TVN, is asking the Office of Electronic Communication (UKE) for an extension of the trial.
Some sources indicate that rather than grant such an extension, the regulator may instead give permission for a second trial, for a maximum of six months rather than the year POT would prefer.
The DTT trial is being undertaken in Warsaw and Srem near Poznan, distributing Polsat, TVN and the regional station TV4 using both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. If the trial is extended then it is likely that both DVB-H and HD in 1080i format will be tested.
Item added: 27th June 2007