NEC to provide DIGEA DVB-T transmitters

DIGEA, the organisation set up by the seven leading commercial broadcasters in Greece to manage the DTT platform, has signed a five year agreement with NEC Corporation to supply 300 DVB-T transmitters. By early 2010 MPEG-4 (H.264 AVC) coded DVB-T services will be available to 60% of the population rising to almost 100% when all the transmitters are operational. The DVB-T platform will initially offer TV programming from the consortiums seven members, Alpha, Alter, ANT1, Makedonia TV, MEGA, SKAI and STAR.
According to the press release services are already available in Thessaloniki and Athens. This will be extended to Patras and Larissa in the first half of 2010.
Source: NEC website and DIGEA
Item added: 8th February 2010