It took place in the Masovian voivodship and eastern part of the country and as a result the new standard on the multiplexes MUX1, MUX2 and MUX4 is now available to all viewers in Poland. However, MUX3 will be switched to the new standard at a later date.
Commenting on the development, Andrzej Kozlowski, president of the management board of Emitel, said: “We have successfully completed the most complex and demanding project in the history of our company. We already started the preparations in 2018, and the first frequency switching was performed in March 2020. Nearly 300 of our experts were involved in the project implementation, the work consumed over 130,000 man-hours. About 300 employees from 40 external companies from Poland and abroad also participated in the work. We transported the equipment and devices for the project by sea, air and road. We had to cope with numerous obstacles, such as ports and airports closed due to a pandemic and local and border restrictions which forced us to constantly change the project schedule. Therefore, congratulations to all involved and supporters of the project. At this point, I would also like to thank the Office of Electronic Communications for very good cooperation at every stage of the project. The change in the frequency of broadcasting was accompanied by the transition to the new, more effective DVB-T2 / HEVC broadcast standard. This change will primarily benefit viewers with better picture and sound quality, and new TV channels in the future. Viewers who do not yet have TV sets that support the new broadcasting standard, I encourage you to replace them”.