Employing the latter’s transmitters in Krakow and Katowice, it is using a SFN on Channel 27 to distribute TVP Kultura HD, TVP Polonia HD and TVP Rozrywka to over 6 million people.
Commenting on the development, Marcin Klepacki, director of TVP’s distribution office, said: “The purpose of the tests launched by Telewizja Polska is primarily to be able to check whether the TV sets available in Polish homes are ready to receive TV programmes in the new standard. We started with two locations, we already have permits for further transmitters in Warsaw, Pozna? and the Tri-City, and in the coming months we plan to cover more locations with them, so that they cover an area similar to the area of the entire country and thus that every TVP viewer in Poland can check the possibilities technical specifications of your receiver. We also plan to use new frequencies to familiarise viewers with the unique offer of TVP, which so far, due to the insufficient number of multiplexes, could not be available on digital terrestrial television”.
Piotr Guziewicz, director of the network planning and service development office at Emitel, added: “The tests will help us better prepare for migration to the new standard. In addition, they will give viewers within the range of broadcasting an opportunity to check the possibility of receiving the signal on their TV sets. The tests will require changes in the emission parameters, which for viewers interested in watching programmess in the DVB-T2 / HEVC standard and with older receiver models, may require re-searching for programmes”.
The next DVB-T2 tests are planned for Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan.