The German regional public broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk has launched DVB-T test transmissions in the city of Munich from the Freimann transmitter location, reports Digital Fernsehen.
Programming from the channels Das Erste HD, Das Erste and Bayerische Fernsehen include both SD and HD content. The channels are for test purposes only and do not constitute regular broadcasts. The transmissions are, however, free-to-air and take place on UHF channel 50. The tests from BR follow earlier pilot transmissions from the IRT in Munich.
During 2011, the test will also include a single frequency simulcast with three different transmitters.
This summer, DVB-T2 tests also took place in Berlin. The first long-term pilot takes place in the city of Hamburg (see coverage map below) and is still ongoing.