Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), together with the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE), have published its minimum spec for DVB-T2 receivers. Dolby Digital Plus was identified as a required element of the specification for both HD and SD functionality.
“We’re delighted to see the inclusion of Dolby Digital Plus in the Turkish DVB-T2 standard. It demonstrates the Turkish government’s drive to provide a first-class experience for all consumers and a high-efficiency solution for broadcasters,” said Fritz Deininger, regional director, Central Europe, Dolby Laboratories.
“The adoption of the DVB-T2 standards for SD and HD broadcasts in Turkey ensures efficient use of limited spectrum. This plays a key role in transforming digital broadcasting in Turkey, and we look forward to working closely with broadcasters to deliver improved services across the region.”
At the moment, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation is testing TRT HD in Ankara-Dikmen on UHF channel 31.
DVB-T2 is currently in use in Austria (the new Simpli TV multiplexes from ORS) the UK (Freeview HD, four channels, plus an extra multiplex in Northern Ireland carrying three SD channels), Italy (Europa 7 HD, twelve channels), Finland (21 channels, five in HD), Sweden (five channels),] Serbia (ten SD and HD version of the public broadcaster’s channel RTS), Ukraine (32 SD and HD channels in four nationwide multiplexes), Denmark and some other countries.