Olympics could be a boon to Digital Television
Despite DTT services being launched in October the Chamber of Deputies again failed to agree on the new media law that should provide a firm basis for digital programming in Czechoslovakia.
The meeting was held on January the 26th and further meetings are to be held in February. Despite the lack of a firm commitment it is estimated that 20,000 set top boxes equipped to receive the new services have already been sold. Retailers are also experiencing increased interest from customers who are looking for better pictures of the Winter Olympics. This is no doubt helped by the launch of the new Czech sports channel CT4 on February 9th, the eve of the Olympics.
At present a date for the full launch of nation-wide DTT has not been decided.
Source: The Prague Post
Item added: 7th February 2006