DTV Broadcasting Begins in Czechoslovakia - TvTechnology

DTV Broadcasting Begins in Czechoslovakia

The Prague Post announced that digital TV broadcasting arrived in Czechoslovakia Oct. 21. The article Digital Broadcasting Launched - Digital network will beat EU's deadline requirement said that up to two million people in an around Prague can receive a digital signal from Czech Television (CTV) channels CT1, CT2 an
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The Prague Post announced that digital TV broadcasting arrived in Czechoslovakia Oct. 21. The article Digital Broadcasting Launched - Digital network will beat EU's deadline requirement said that up to two million people in an around Prague can receive a digital signal from Czech Television (CTV) channels CT1, CT2 and CT24 as well as TV Nova, the first commercial digital network in Czechoslovakia.

Expansion in other cities throughout the country will begin soon. CTV technical director Rudolf Pop said, "Next spring we plan to expand [digital broadcasting] to Brno and then to Ostrava."

The article explains that there are currently four TV stations with nationwide coverage in Czechoslovakia--T1, T2, TV Nova and Prima TV. This will expand to 24 program channels when the DTV networks are operational.

Czech IT Minister Dana Berova predicted Czechoslovakia will beat the European Union's deadline and be fully digitized by 2010.

For additional information on DTV in Czechoslovakia, read Digital Broadcasting Launched - Digital network will beat EU's deadline requirement