Digital terrestrial coverage in Norway will be available to 85% of the country when the latest wave of transmitters goes live next week. Transmitters serving Sør-Trøndelag in the centre of the country are being switched on today (November 1) followed on Monday by Sogn og Fjordane and next Thursday the areas of Hedmark and Oppland. The remaining 15% will have to wait another 12 months before DTT is made available to them. Analogue switch off will commence in March.
The transmissions are being handled by NTV. Sister company Riks TV, which sells a package of commercial channels, has reported 25,000 subscribers since the service went live at the beginning of September.
The first over-the-air upgrade to the Grundig DTR8720 MPEG-4 receiver is currently underway with a number of software improvements.