The Polish public broadcaster TVP and national transmission company Emitel have signed an agreement for what will be the country’s sixth digital TV multiplex.
Valid for four years and effective from February 1, it sees the multiplex (MUX-6) replace and existing test multiplex. MUX-6 covers 96% of the population and is, after MUX-3, the second multiplex to carry only TVP channels.
Commenting on the development, Marcin Klepacki, director of TVP’s distribution office, said: “ The launch of the new digital multiplex is part of the mission pursued by Telewizja Polska S.A. in terms of making its programme offer available to the widest possible extent. MUX-6 includes, among others, thematic channels such as TVP Kultura, TVP Dokument, TVP Woman, TVP Polonia, TVP Rozrywka and TVP Nauka. All programmes are freely available in high definition image quality (HD)”.
Maciej Staszak, VP of the management board of Emitel, and sales director, added: “Terrestrial television continues to enjoy great popularity in Poland. The change of the broadcasting technology to the DVB-T2/HEVC standard significantly improved the image and sound quality of the programmes broadcast so far, and enabled the launch of new TV programmes. Therefore, we encourage all viewers who have not yet adapted their television sets to receive the new standard to replace the receiver or obtain a suitable decoder. We are glad that Telewizja Polska took advantage of the opportunity to expand its programming offer and decided to cooperate with Emitel”.