The Croatian broadcast network operator OiV has signed a €3.4 million agreement with Bosnia’s Ministry of Transport and Communications for the first phase of the introduction of DTT service in Bosnia & Herzegovina (B&H).
Under the terms of the deal, OiV will upgrade, from analogue to digital, six broadcasting locations in Sarajevo (Hum and Trebevic), Banja Luka (headquarters of RTRS, Koza-Lisina) and Mostar (Fortica, Planinica).
It will also install headend equipment in those cities and 21 digital microwave links across B&H, within 120 days.
Although the equipment used will be DVB-T MPEG-4 (H.264/AVC), it will be compatible with the DVB-T2 standard.
OiV implemented Croatia’s transition to digital broadcasting in 2009-2010 and was chosen for the B&H project in an international tender that attracted five bids.
A tender for the second stage of the transition process in B&H, which will cover the areas of Trebinje, Posusje, Livno, Bihac and Travnik, is already being prepared.
B&H is aiming to complete the transition to digital broadcasting by mid-2015.