Japan’s NEC Corporation is supplying DVB-T transmitters to the Greek digital network operator Digea for the current launch of an MPEG-4 network in the country.
Digea provides a broadcasting network for digital terrestrial television transmission in Greece, offering seven free-to-air nationwide Greek private TV channels (Alpha, Alter, ANT1, Makedonia TV, Mega, SKAI and Star).
More than 300 DVB-T transmitters are covered within the framework of this agreement. In 2009 NEC already provided the equipment for transmission from Xilokastro, Peloponnesus, while broadcast is currently underway at Thessaloniki and Athens. Patras and Larissa will follow in H1 2010.
The Digea network will cover approximately 60 per cent of the population by early 2010, broadcasting in DVB-T/MPEG-4. When the complete network is finished, almost 100% reach will be achieved.