Polish DTT starts rolling

Reports suggest that problems with the launch of the country’s second DTT multiplex have now been resolved after the country’s four leading commercial broadcasters, Polsat, TVN, TV Puls and TV4 reached an agreement on the terms of operation with the national transmission company Emitel.
If the agreement can be signed by the end of the month Emitel believes that it can quickly launch a total of eight channels, two from each of the four broadcasters.
In practice, MUX2 could be operating from September 30 in four locations, including Warsaw, where Emitel is already undertaking DTT trials.
Earlier this week it was reported that Emitel will begin operating Poland’s third DTT multiplex, allocated solely to publicly owned TVP, in late October. The multiplex will cover four voivodships reaching around 58% of the population at launch and cover the whole population by May 2014
Source: Broadband TV News and Broadband TV News
Item added: 10th September 2010