March 2004 witnessed the introduction of digital terrestrial TV in Austria. Within the framework of the !ITVGRAZ project, 150 households in Austria’s second largest city were equipped with MHP set-top boxes in order to test audience acceptance of added value applications based on the MHP standard.
Under the auspices of the RTR(Austria’s regulatory body), an SFN network was built in Graz to supply its citizens with digital terrestrial TV. This was the first step in line with Austrian planning which states that all terrestrial broadcasts must be digital by 2010.
In a complete article published in the DVB scene, Wolfgang Rittsteiger and Rudolf North from the Siemens project team give much more detail of the 1TV4 GRAZ project. See the complete article in Issue 14 of DVB Scene.
Item added: 17th May 2005