Terrestrial HD to be trialled in Estonia

In July transmission company Levira will start pilot HD transmissions of ETV’s (Estonia’s public broadcaster) first channel over its DTT network.
The service will begin for subscribers in Tallinn and Valgjarve in the south of the country. Many of them already have HD-enabled set-top boxes and will later be offered two more HD channels.
Levira which is part owned by TDF launched its DTT service, in December 2006, jointly with Starman, which is Estonia’s leading cable operator. The service utilises MPEG-4 compression and presently distributes 20 SD channels on two multiplexes covering over 80% of the population. The third multiplex will be launched in August increasing the offering to 30 free-to-air channels and increasing coverage to 95% of the population.
Source: broadbandtvnews
Item added: 5th June 2007