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Canal Digitaal to add pubcaster’s HD channels

Dutch pay-TV operator Canal Digitaal plans to begin broadcasting all three of public broadcaster NPO’s HD channels by the end of March, according to local reports.

The DTH operator currently broadcasts only one of the three HD channels. Canal Digitaal plans to migrate the channels it broadcasts via the Astra satellite position at 23.5° East to MPEG-4 by the end of March, enabling it to deliver the two HD channels within its existing capacity.