Broadband TV News writes that Czech national transmission company Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa) has switched on broadcast services using DVB-T2 transmissions in Eastern Bohemia and the Moravian-Silesian region. DVB-T2’s input interface uses Multiple Transport Stream and Generic Stream Encapsulation (GSE) and OFDM modulation (supporting rates up to 256QAM). New transmitters have been established in Cerna hora and Lysa hora, helping to boost total DVB-T2 coverage to 83.1% of Czech households, with a view to it reaching 95% by end-2017 and a final figure of 99%. CRa’s DVB-T2 transition network currently offers viewers 14 TV channels, though the number is set to increase. Migrating to the DVB-T2 standard is expected to be completed in 2020.
CRa is one of the largest communications network operators in the Czech Republic, owning and operating its own backbone optical network, wireless infrastructure for data and other transmission services, and an extensive system of TV and radio broadcast transmitters.