The leading Croatian cable operator B.net has moved to reassure its subscribers they will continue to receive a full range of channels once the rollout of DTT services across the country gets under way .
The first city to go digital will be Rijeka on January 26, to be followed by both Osijek and Zadar on March 3. Split and Solin will be next in line in August 17, with Velika Gorica and the capital, Zagreb, following on October 10.
B.net introduced digital cable TV services in the summer of 2008 and its digital TV service currently offers viewers over 100 channels, 11 of which are localised into the Croatian language, including premium and thematic packages. They include HD channels, and such additional features as interactivity and a video library are being made available throughout the country this year.
B.net was formed by the merger of Croatia’s two largest cable operators DCM and Adriatic Kabel in 2007. Owned by Austria’s Bewag, it passes just over 250,000 homes around the country, some 105,000 of which receive its services.