Free to air DTT receivers to be certified
Public service broadcaster RTE has appointed Sweden’s network operator Teracom to test and certify STB’s for use with Irelands DTT platforms. Teracom already has many years experience of operating DTT services and STB’s in Sweden.
The Irish Free to air platform is to be known as Saorview and will offer user’s access to RTE 1, RTE 2, TV3, TG4 and several other channels, all from a single multiplex using MPEG-4 compression coding.
Certified DTT receivers will be allowed to display the Saorview logo.
Commercial pay-DTT services are also planned, but agreements still have to be finalised before services can begin.
Source: The Post
Added: 1st February 2010