HD to be available on the Irish DTT platform

According to Ertweekly the final Irish DTT platform will provide HDTV as well as SDTV programmes. A two-year DTT trial was launched in August 2006 and next month will be extended to a 1000 home trial across the east coast of Ireland from Dublin to Dundalk.
The article went on to say that although MPEG-2 coding is currently under test on the platform MPEG-4 AVC will be used during later phases of the trial and this would also be used to facilitate HD services.
Source: ERT Weekly
Item added: 13th February 2007