The Austrian regulatory authority for broadcasting and telecommunications (RTR), also known as KommAustria, and the Digitale Plattform Austria have decided to transmit three new DTT multiplexes in DVB-T2/MPEG-4.
The authorities will soon open the tender for the two multiplexes, Mux-D and Mux-E. A third nationwide multiplex, Mux-F, will also use DVB-T2/MPEG-4, but the tender will be issued at a later date.
At the moment, the first three muxes are transmitting in DVB-T/MPEG-2 and all DTT receivers in the market are capable of only receiving these signals. Because of this, the RTR has decided to continue using DVB-T for at least another five years.
DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 modulation will provide the possibility to offer more channels in a single multiplex as well as HD broadcasts, said RTR director Dr Alfred Grinnell.