Swiss public broadcaster SRG will terminate digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (DVB-T) next year without replacement. There will be no transition to DVB-T2 as in neighbouring Germany and Austria.
A group Belgian viewers has launched a petition to save the digital terrestrial DVB-T broadcasts of Flemish pubcaster VRT, that are due to terminate in December.
Belgian Dutch language public broadcaster VRT is pulling the plug out off its DVB-T broadcasts on December 1, citing “changing media consumption usage.’
The majority (51.2%) of former DVB-T users in Germany have made the move to successor system DVB-T2/HEVC and continue to receive their TV channels terrestrially.
Most of the current DVB-T households (44.1%) in Germany want to move to successor system DVB-T2 rolled out from March 29, 2017, but some are looking for alternatives such as OTT.
TV services using DVB standards are available on every continent with well over one billion DVB receivers deployed.
Eurosport 1 has launched on DTT in Germany on April 1, 2016 in Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
German media authority LPR has opened a tender for DTT capacity covering the Rhine Main area including Frankfurt suitable for the transmission of at least one TV channel.
Slovenia is the next country to enable the regular HbbTV services by the introduction of a HbbTV portal on Golica TV, which is available across terrestrial (DVB-T) network in Slovenia.
German sports broadcaster Sport1 will recommence using DTT to distribute its free-to-air channel.