Croatian network operator OiV has started testing DVB-T2 HEVC broadcasts after it received a licence from the Croatian Regulatory Agency for Network Activities (Hakom) and the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM).
Croatia is preparing to switch free-to-air terrestrial broadcasting from DVB-T to the newer DVB-T2 standard. At the same time, it will introduce the H.265/HEVC video coding system that will enable HD transmissions.
Test broadcasts started in early May from the transmitter sites Ivanščica and Sljeme, and will last for four months.
Depending on the agreement with broadcasters and the consent of AEM, the plan is to broadcast up to 4 TV channels in HD resolution.