The platform has already stopped supplying the CI module to new customers, as most current TV sets in the market do not have the capability to receive the new DVB-T2 HEVC H.265 standard KPN plans to use for its Digitenne DTT service.
From this month onwards, KPN is supplying new customers with a receiver that is capable of handling both the current DVB-T as well as the DVB-T2 standard. All current Digitenne subscribers will be offered a new set-top at no additional cost. KPN will swith to DVB-T2 before the end of the year.
Under the licence, which was awarded in July 2016, KPN has to switch to the new standard. The runs till February 1, 2030. At the moment, some 300,000 households subscribe to the service.
The Dutch public broadcaster NPO also offers a free-to-air DTT service for its main channels NPO1, NPO2 and NPO 3, as well as for regional public broadcasters, but no plans have been released about a future switch to DVB-T2.