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Riga switch-off boosts demand for Latvian DTT boxes

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.