Digital terrestrial television in Estonia

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Digital terrestrial television in Estonia, was officially launched on 15 December, when the operator Zuum TV launched its pay service on two multiplexes. [1] Transmissions are made with MPEG-4 AVC compression using the DVB-T standard.

In June 2007, Levira and ETV announced that they had agreed to launch an HDTV trial in July 2007. [2]

In November 2007, a third multiplex was launched, covering almost all of the country. This multiplex was to be used by free-to-air services, while the two existing national multiplexes would only carry pay channels. Hence the public channel ETV was transferred to the new multiplex.[3] At this time, the only free-to-air channels available were ETV and Kalev Sport, but they were followed by Kanal 2, TV6 and Kanal 11 in March 2008.

As of 2010, the multiplexes contain the following channels: [4]

LCN Channel Language MUX
1. ETV Estonian 1
2. ETV2 Estonian 1
3. Kanal 2 Estonian 1
4. TV3 Estonian 1
5. Tallinna TV Estonian 1
9. France 24 English 4
11. TV6 Estonia Estonian 2
12. Fox Life English
Estonian subtitles
3
13. Fox Crime English
Estonian subtitles
3
14. Kanal 11 Estonian 3
15. Seitse Estonian 3
16. Discovery Channel English 2
17. Sony TV English
Estonian subtitles
2
18. Kanal 12 Estonian 1
19. Investigation Discovery English
Estonian subtitles
2
20. National Geographic Channel English
Estonian subtitles
3
21. Animal Planet English 2
22. Showtime English
Estonian subtitles
3
23. Cartoon/TCM English 2
24. Multimania Estonian 3
25. Eurosport 2 English 3
26. Eurosport English 2
27. MTV Europe English 2
28. EuroNews English 3
29. CNN International English 3
30. Fashion TV English 2
31. PBK Estonia Russian 2
32. TV3+ (Estonia) Russian 2
33. Ren-TV Estonia Russian 2
34. Hustler TV English 3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estonia - Official launch of DTT services". DigiTAG. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Levira and ETV agreed to start HD transmissions over DTT" (Press release). Levira. 4 June 2007. 
  3. ^ Third DTT mux for Estonia : Broadband TV News
  4. ^ "LEVIRA DTT". Retrieved 26 June 2008.