Following Telenet’s decision to drop its digital terrestrial platform Teletenne due to low take up of subscribers, Norkring has now switched off the multiplexes.
However, the multiplex from Belgian public broadcaster VRT remains on the air, as well as the broadcast from French language public broadcaster RTBF and Télé Bruxelles on its own frequency in Brussels.
The service was launched less than two years ago in June 2012, but failed to attract enough subscribers.
This is not the first time that a pay-DTT platform has failed. In Italy, Dahlia TV has gone into liquidation in 2011
In France the pay-DTT services are also having a hard time, with at least two channels (LCI and Paris Première) trying to get the CSA’s approval of going free-to-air.