Antenna Hungária prepares for switchover

Transmission services provider Antenna Hungária is gearing up for the first wave of Hungary’s digital switchover with analogue terrestrial networks to be shut off in central regions of the country, including Budapest, at the end of July.

Antenna Hungária said that the basic All Digital TV Extra service was now available to 98% of Hungary’s population with a room or roof antenna and an encoder but urged viewers not to wait for the switchoff date to tune into digital.

The analogue feed is due to go off air on July 31 in the north of the country, Central Transdanubia, Budapest and Pest County and the Southern Great Plain.