Andorra first switch-off

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The Principality of Andorra, a small country located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France, has just switched off its analogue TV transmissions, becoming the first country in Europe to do so.

Its 85,000 inhabitants now watch only watching digital TV with 20 DTT channels in four multiplexes. The first multiplex is offers the following channels: 3/24, Tele 5, Arte, RTP Internacional and BBC World; the second, ATV, TV3, La 2, TF1 and M6; the third, K3, La Primera, Antena 3, France 2 and France 3; and in the fourth the TV offer is still to be decided.

Andorra, a territory of only 468 m2, has a very high penetration of DTT with around 85 per cent of all homes equipped with a DTT set-top-box.

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