Analogue broadcasts in South Africa will be switched off on December 31, 2013, according to local news reports. However, some sources suggest a later switch-over date.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Indonesia is proposing that the country adopt the next generation DVB-T2 standard for free-to-air broadcasts when Jakarta switches to digital broadcasts.
The French media authority CSA has authorised the TDF broadcast transmitter company to carry out DVB-T2 tests in the city of Rennes.
Abertis Telecom has begun pilot testing of DVB-T2 broadcasting in the area of Barcelona for a period of six months.
The Austrian facilities company ORS comm, part of public broadcaster ORF, has said it has applied for the two new nationwide muxes Mux E and Mux D.
The DVB Project has published details of a new profile for its terrestrial broadcasting standard, designed to support low capacity applications such as mobile broadcasting.
A joint delegation of representatives from the DVB and the European Union has met with The Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in a bid to persuade the regulator of the merits of the DVB-T2 system.
UPDATED. Media Broadcast, a company of the TDF Group and service provider to the broadcast and media industry, has been selected by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to conduct a DVB-T2 technical trial in the city state.
The first tests have been carried out in Germany using DVB-T ‘handover’ technology facilitating mobile TV reception in cars and on the move. The results of this ‘European premiere’ were presented at a Deutsche TV Platform meeting earlier this week.
The European Broadcasting Union has published a report on the network and frequency planning for the transmission of DVB-T2 terrestrial television services.