Zeonbud launches services with DVB-T2

The DTT platform operator Zeonbud has launched its DTT services using the DVB-T2 standard and has become the first Eastern European DTT platform to make use of DVB T2
The four multiplexes launched offer 20 free-to-air channels, including the country’s major stations: 1+1, TET, Pershyi Natsionalnyi and Ukraina.
In total, the National Broadcasting Council awarded licences for 28 channels of which eight are allowed to broadcast in HD (HD channels have not yet been launched). By the end of October 2011 the operator is planning to cover 95% of the country’s population with its DTT network, broadcasting from 150 transmitters (166 planned).
Already, the government has allocated UAH 350 million (€32 million) in its budget for 2012 to be used towards the purchase of DTT receivers for low-income families.
Source: Screen Digest
Item added: 17th October 2011