Poland lags in switchover
February 19, 2009
All European Union member states apart from Poland are on track to complete their switchover from analogue to digital television, a step that will free up radio waves for new pan-EU services. "Twenty-six out of 27 member states are ready to complete the transition to digital by 2012," European Commission spokesman Martin Selmayr confirmed. "We hope that Poland, which has not set a date, will be following the other countries of the European Union."
Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden and the Netherlands have already completed their switchover and digital television is available in 21 EU states.