Leipzig to launch pilot commercial DTT MUX

The media authority of the state of Saxony, has agreed the launch of a special pilot DTT multiplex for up to four commercial broadcasters.
A network of five low power transmitters will be built to serve the urban area of Leipzig and is expected to cover 200,000 households. It is hoped that the new network will keep costs low so that local and regional broadcasters can participate. This has not been possible with the current network of high power stations, which are too expensive when serving small audiences. The new network will have room for a minimum of four TV programmes and will use cross polarization to improve reception by mobile receivers.
Source: Broadband TV news
Item added: 10th April 2007