Start of DVB-T2 HEVC in Poland – the final countdown has started

Wyłączenie DVB-T w Polsce

Start of DVB-T2 HEVC in Poland – the final countdown has started

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Schedule for switching off DVB-T terrestrial TV transmitters in 2022.

We’re starting the big countdown. The first DVB-T transmitters will soon be switched off and replaced with DVB-T2 transmitters. The codec used to compress the signal will also change. The replacement of the previous H.264 AVC codec (Mpeg4) will replace the much more efficient H.265 HEVC codec.

The main reason for changes in the method of broadcasting terrestrial television is the release of frequencies in favor of data transmission (LTE, 5G). However, among the “side effects” of this change, we find a lot of additional, positive changes.

Advantages of changing the broadcasting standard to DVB-T2 / HEVC:

  • Better offer – more software
  • Better image quality – HD resolution
  • Possibility to broadcast UHD / 4k programs
  • Greater noise immunity
  • Better sound quality
  • A wider range of amenities – sound personalization
  • Additional services – HbbTV hybrid television

You can read more about the upcoming changes in another article on our blog.
Are you ready for change? Are you sure that your guests will not wake up one morning and will not be able to watch their favorite programs, concert movies?

Check how much time is left to make a decision.

STAGE I

First, transmitters in the area coinciding with the borders of the Dolnośląskie and Lubuskie voivodeships will be turned off. This will happen on March 28, 2022.

Wyłączenie nadajników DVB-T marzec 2022 Etap I

It remains to switch off the DVB-T transmitters in Lower Silesia and Lubuskie voivodship

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Stacje czołowe DVB iPTV

STAGE II

On April 25, 2022, additional DVB-T transmitters will be turned off. This time in north-west Poland. The transmitters will be turned off in the provinces of West Pomeranian, Greater Poland, Pomeranian, Kuyavian-Pomeranian and the western part of Masovian and Warmian-Masurian.

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There is still north-west Poland to switch off DVB-T transmitters

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Remarks:
(1) In the period from 04/25/2022 to 05/22/2022, the MUX-3 broadcast from the RTCN Konin / Zółołoc facility will be conducted in the DVB-T standard on channel 35.
(2) In the period from 04/25/2022 to 05/22/2022, the MUX-3 broadcast from the RTCN Wisła / Skrzyczne facility will be conducted in the DVB-T standard on channel 24.

STAGE III

On May 23, 2022, residents of south-eastern Poland will be able to receive terrestrial television channels in the new standard. On this day, DVB-T transmitters in the Opolskie, Śląskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, and the southern parts of the Masovian Voivodeship, the south-eastern part of Greater Poland and the north-western part of Lublin will be turned off.

Wyłączenie nadajników DVB-T marzec 2022 Etap III

South-eastern Poland remains to switch off the DVB-T transmitters

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(3) In the period from 23/05/2022 to 26/06/2022, the MUX-3 broadcast from the RTCN Dęblin / Ryki facility will be conducted in the DVB-T standard on channel 40.
(4) In the period from 23/05/2022 to 26/06/2022, the MUX-3 broadcast from the RON Radom facility / Przytycka Street will be carried out in the DVB-T standard on channel 40.

STAGE IV

The final stage of switching off DVB-T transmitters is scheduled for June 27, 2022. On this day, DVB-T transmitters located in the Podlaskie Voivodeship and the rest of the Mazowieckie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Lubelskie voivodeships, which were bypassed in the previous stages, will be turned off.

Wyłączenie nadajników DVB-T marzec 2022 Etap IV

There is no need to switch off the DVB-T transmitters in north-eastern Poland

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However, not all DVB-T transmitters will be disabled and you will still be able to receive TV channels from terrestrial transmitters in the DVB-T AVC H.264 (Mpeg4) standard. These will definitely be channels broadcast in MUX8 on the VHF band and local multiplexes. We describe this topic in more detail on our blog.

Source: emitel.pl

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IT engineer. Over twenty years in the hotel television industry. Currently, he advises hotels on television for hotels and Wi-Fi networks for guests. It works directly with leading manufacturers of devices dedicated to hotels.