Poland doubles DTT coverage

tvp-flagsPoland has undergone the latest stage of its transition to digital broadcasting, in the process almost doubling the number of people able to receive DTT services to 25 million.

Analogue transmissions covering 12 million people, among them those living in such large cities as Krakow, Lodz and Katowize, were switched off today (May 20) at 1.00.

At the same time, the national commercial station found itself no longer using any analogue transmitters and therefore Poland’s first all-digital broadcaster.

Poland currently has three DTT multiplexes offering viewers a total of 19 channels.

The first of these multiplexes is currently occupied by a mix of TVP’s main channels and new commercial stations, while the second is allocated to commercial services and includes TV Puls’ two channels.

The third multiplex is solely for the use of TVP.

Poland’s ASO is set for July this year.