Czech Broadcaster Switches to DVB-T2 and HEVC

Czech Republic broadcaster, Ceská Televize, began transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format this week. The company plans to simulcast in both DVB-T2 and its predecessor format for up to 12 months, after which it will begin to shut off DVB-T signals. Prague is planned to be the first city to undergo the switch-off in November 2018. The country is aiming to have completed its switch-over to DVB-T2 and HEVC encoding in the next two to three years, to free up the 700Mhz spectrum for high-speed mobile internet, though an official deadline has not yet been put in place.