Open Channel has been granted a new trial license on UHF channel 35 for a period of up to three years.
The channel was used for the company’s first trial, called MUXCPH on UHF channel 35, which was focused on deployment of HDTV on local TV stations. The trial period lasted from November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2012.
Open Channel believes that the combination of DVB-T2, T2 Lite and HEVC is ideal when a broadcaster wants to transmit HD to portable and mobile devices as well as to TV sets via rooftop antennas.
Open Channel is an independent distributor of local terrestrial TV since 2006 in Copenhagen.
Open Channel was the first in the world to air the next generation of mobile TV, based on the new standard T2 Lite. The service is now on air since March 2012 on UHF channel 39 in Copenhagen also called MUXCPH-2.
DVB-T2 Lite is not only suitable for mobile TV. It is also highly suitable as the future standard of digital radio in place of DAB and DAB+. Open Channel acquired in 2011 a license for a digital radio and mobile TV trial of DVB-T2 | T2 Lite on a so-called T-DAB frequency VHF channel 9D with a channel bandwidth of 1.7 MHz, also known MUXCPH-3. The service is now on air since June 2012.
The coverage area of Open Channel reaches around 700.000 households, equal to 28 % of the Danish population.