Telenor wants DTT
Telenor Broadcast has reported an interest to the Ministry of Transport and Communications in building and operating a digital terrestrial TV network in Norway. The Telenor subsidiary Norkring currently owns and operates the national analogue terrestrial TV and radio network and wants to deliver the same services digitally. Canal Digital, also owned by Telenor, delivers TV services to close to 2.9 million households in the Nordic region via satellite, cable, and broadband as well as a digital terrestrial network in Finland. Canal Digital has experience from the introduction of digital TV in the entire Nordic region.
Telenor already have some DTT operational experience gained from running a DVB-T test system, covering 25% of the population, since June 2000.
Main source: advanced-television.com with additional information from the Telenor website.
Added: 5th May 2005