On March 1, Martin Gebauer, the CEO of the national transmission company Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa) and Ludek Schneider from the Ministry of Trade and Industry launched services, which are being undertaken from the Zizkov and Cukrak transmitters in Prague.
The latter reach 26% of the population and are offering viewers 11 major TV channels in the standard.
Transmissions will be extended to other parts of the country in the coming months, with the transition to DVB-T2 being completed in 2020.
Terrestrial TV reception remains very popular in the Czech Republic.
Services remain free and are watched in over 60% of households.