They involve the distribution of the channels TVN HD, TVN 7 HD, TTV HD, Metro TV HD and TVN Fabula HD and supplement those also being carried out in Warsaw, Bydgoszcz, Katowice and Lodz.
Commenting on the development, Dorota Zurkowska, a member of the board at TVN, said: “With the commissioning of the transmitter in Gdansk, we extended the range of test emissions to five locations in the country. In this way, millions of viewers will be able to prepare to receive terrestrial television in the new DVB-T2 / HEVC standard. We are analysing the possibilities of carrying out tests in other cities”.
Andrzej Kozlowski, president of the management board at Emitel, added: “The migration of terrestrial television to the new standard – DVB-T2 / HEVC will start the first half of 2022. Thanks to the new standard, the recipients of terrestrial television will gain a new, better picture and sound quality, and broadcasters will have the opportunity to expand their offer. It is also an opportunity for viewers to test their TV sets. We want to prepare ourselves well for these activities, hence the joint tests with TVN, recently extended to Gdansk”.