Finland nears digital switchover

With only a few weeks to go to analogue switch off the head of Finland’s TV 2007 project has warned that between 20,000 and 40,000 households will loose TV reception on September 9th if they don’t soon get a TV decoder or receiver.Estimates at the end of July predicted that 73% of households had upgraded to digital TV. In homes dependant on terrestrial TV reception 85% had already converted and the majority of those who had yet to convert said that they would purchase a receiver or decoder in the next few weeks.
In cable TV households the percentage ready for the switch fell to 61% and recently they were granted a switchover reprieve until February 2008.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 21st August 2007