HDTV not a priority
The technical director of the ORF, Andreas Gall, declared in an interview that HDTV will not be a priority for the public service broadcaster ORF. He did acknowledge that HDTV will become increasingly popular in the next 10-15 years. Gall noted that the biggest issue for the roll-out of HDTV services is the lack of a clear business model. At this stage, only manufacturers are able to profit from the move towards HDTV. ORF produces several HDTV programmes each year, including the New Year concert.
Item added: 11th October 2005