More DTT launches in Germany

DVB-T services in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region will begin on the 6th of December 2005, further expanding the coverage of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Germany.

At launch only public service broadcasters will be present on the platform as local commercial broadcasters are not yet ready to participate in DTT.

The deputy director of NDR, Joachim Lampe commented that DVB-T services are already popular with young people. He noted that many DT receivers have been purchased for use on home and laptop computers.
Demand is expected to rise as the World Cup Championship season approaches and viewers look to more flexible viewing approaches.

DTT will also be launched on the 14th December in the Osnabrueck, Lingen and Goettingen regions.
Source: Zdnet
Item added: 1st November 2005