Czech public TV broadcasts in DVB-T will be switched off in large parts of north and central Bohemia, as well as the northern part of Prague, one minute before midnight om January 30.
In a statement, the national transmission company CRa adds that commercial broadcasting will continue (in the format) in the region until the second half of March for the leading channels Nova, Prima and Barrandov and the second half of April for other channels.
It also says that the transition to DVB-T2 continues in accordance with the agreed schedule, with the last DVB-T transmitters being shut down by the end of June 2020, when the 700 MHz TV band will be released for the new 5G mobile networks.
Almost two-thirds of households in the Czech Republic watch terrestrial TV and most (90%) already have the necessary information about the changes to terrestrial broadcasting.
Terrestrial TV reaches more than 99% of households in the country and it is the only free platform available for viewers.