The COM8 multiplex will carry a mix of standard and high definition services that will be accessible via the Red Button and available on Freeview HD, Freeview Play and YouView receivers.
COM8, one of Arqiva’s two DVB-T2 multiplexes, has around 76% coverage of the UK. Reception will be dependent on the viewer having a DVB-T2 receiver.
Mike Finchen, Director of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), commented: “Today’s deal is a good proof point for our COM8 multiplex, which will be at full capacity during the games and is another demonstration of the on-going value of the DVB-T2 multiplexes to DTT viewers.”
The additional DTT services will launch on 5 August 2016 and be available throughout the period of the games until the 21st August 2016.