T-Systems expands DTT coverage

Deutsche Telekom’s broadcast services subsidiary T-Systems Media & Broadcast has further increased its DTT coverage this year, reports Rapid TV News.
A total of 26 locations with 78 transmitters were added in 2007, the latest being the federal state of Saarland on December 13.
DTT can now be received by 68 million German inhabitants, corresponding with 85 per cent of the population. “In nearly every regional state the coverage has been expanded to almost complete coverage,” said CEO Helmut Egenbauer. “There are currently more than 9 million DTT receivers on the market offering a broad choice. The high acceptance amongst end consumers of this transmission method is a clear signal of its successful implementation.” Together with ARD and ZDF, T-Systems Media & Broadcast plans to increase DTT coverage next year to at least 90 per cent of the population. A further 22 locations in five states will be upgraded to achieve this.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 18th December 2007