Official Launch of DTT

Italy officially launched DVB-T services on the 1st January 2004, initially providing some services to 50% of the population. By the end of 2004, 5 multiplexes should be in operation, 2Mux’s from RAI with 9-10 programmes, 1 Mux from Mediaset with 5 programmes, 1 Mux from Telecom/TV International with 2 programmes and 1 Mux operated by “Holland Co-ordinator and Services” on frequencies released by the former Tele+.
The coverage will be extended to 70% of provincial capitals during 2005.