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.
Source: Digitag
Item added: 11th October 2005