On June 17, Romania started the transition to the landline digital TV system, Radiocom, the National Radiocommunications Company, announcing that it has started the testing stage in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara.
“In the context of switching to the landline digital TV system starting on June 17 – the date on which the landline analogue TV broadcasts in UHF band will cease – the National Radiocommunications Company (Radiocom), under the coordination of the Informational Society Minister and along with the Romanian Television Company, will implement a preliminary stage of the transition to landline digital broadcasts, by implementing a solution for the transition of broadcasts to the DVB-T2 format in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj and Iasi. In this phase, Radiocom will use some of the equipment that broadcast in the UHF band (TVR2 channel). The tender for the purchase of new equipment is currently taking place,” Radiocom points out.
At the same time, Radiocom points out that in parallel with this, in line with the government emergency ordinance published in the Official Gazette (Part I, no.423/15.06.2015), the TVR1 public television channel’s analogue landline broadcast will continue in the VHF band until 31 December 2016 in order to maintain the continuity of informing the entire population of Romania.