Demand for digital-terrestrial set-tops in Latvia has grown strongly following the switch-off of analogue signals in the Riga area by broadcasters ATV1 and LNT, according to telco Lattelecom, which operates the digital-terrestrial network.
Lattelecom says that it and its partners have now sold over 120,000 decoders. The company estimates that total sales of set-tops and digital TVs with integrated digital-terrestrial tuners now amounts to between 150,000-160,000. Lattelecom says that about 43,000 households have signed up to pay-TV services, including via pre-paid cards.
Latvia plans to complete switchover nationally by June 1.