According to the national transmission company CRA, quoting a survey undertaken by Nielsen Admosphere, it is used by 55% of Czech households, or around the same figure as the start of the transition on November 27, 2019.
The transition to DVB-T2 was completed on October 29 and affected almost 2.5 million Czech households. CRA covers 99% of households out of 78 transmitters and 163 repeaters with the DVB-T2 TV signal.
Commenting on terrestrial TV’s popularity, CRA’s CEO Vit Vazan said: “The process of transition to DVB-T2 was successful, despite the fact that the situation related to the coronavirus pandemic delayed the transition by several months. Free-to-air terrestrial TV has maintained its position among other platforms, and the new standard has brought viewers additional benefits and state-of-the-art services. These include HD, flexibility in the creation of new TV programmes or connection to the internet via HbbTV. I would like to thank the viewers that they managed the whole process with us and that they continue to enjoy high-quality TV broadcasting. We believe that the terrestrial platform will continue to have a place in the TV broadcasting market in the future and will continue to play a significant role”.