VRT to sell tower and transmitter network
Flemish public broadcaster VRT, is to sell its terrestrial transmission network to a private company, so that it can comply with the Governments analogue switch over policy.
The policy, that an independent operator owns the DTT network, is seen as a means to encourage the introduction of commercial DTT and DVB-H services in the Flemish part of Belgium.
At present only VRT services are available on the Flemish terrestrial platform.
Although most Belgium’s rely on the cable network for their TV services it is estimated that 60,000 households still depend on the terrestrial platform for primary TV viewing.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 26th February 2008