Greece begins DSO on July 20
July 16, 2012
By Chris Forrester
Greece begins switching off its analogue TV signals this week. The first stage in the nation’s transfer to all-digital transmission begins on July 20th when the key Athens transmitter on Mount Ymittos switches off. 120,000-150,000 homes are affected.
However, the Greek national networks of ET1, NET and ET3 will stay with analogue for a few more weeks while the Olympic Games are running, and switch off on August 17th.
Greek digital transmissions started in 2006 (in MPEG2) and there are a wide range of MPEG4 digital terrestrial decoders available in the market at prices starting at about €50.