Sweden’s regulatory authority, Radio- och TV-verket (RTVV), has launched a consultation into the use of DVB-T2 and HDTV over the country’s terrestrial network.
The results of the consultation, running through to February 19, will serve as the central plank for the licensing of further channels during 2010.
The Authority is generally favourable towards the introduction of HD services, but says DVB-T2 should be introduced on a gradual basis. In a statement the RTVV said that the terrestrial network should along with other platforms offer the services demanded by customers.
“It’s about giving the terrestrial network to meet consumer demand,” said Magnus Larsson, director-general, RTVV. “Today over a third of Swedish viewers are watching via the terrestrial network. DTT should be given the chance to develop and HDTV is one of the services that is evolving.”
Separately, the RTVV has welcomed the deployment of the country’s seventh (and delayed) terrestrial multiplex.