Freeview HD on DTT brought forward
Ilse Howling, managing director of Freeview, is reported to have said that the roll-out of Freeview HD on the DTT platform, originally tied to the regional switch-off programme, has been brought forward.
By the time of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Championship in South Africa, HD-DTT will be available to 40% of the British population.
This is because in certain areas, it will be possible to launch HD/DTT services prior to analogue switch-off.
She went on to say that Freeview is bucking the trend of the recession with Freeview+ up 64% year on year.
To receive Freeview+HD households will need to purchase a new set-top box capable of receiving DVB-T2 transmissions and able to decode MPEG-4 (H.264 AVC) compression. The initial STB price is expected to be around 200 UK pounds
Source: The Telegraph
Item added: 8th May 2009