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Croatia's OiV starts DVB-T2 HEVC broadcasting all over country

Author Iskra Pavlova
Croatia's OiV starts DVB-T2 HEVC broadcasting all over country Photo: Croatia's OiV

ZAGREB (Croatia), November 14 (SeeNews) - Croatian state-owned fixed and mobile telecommunication services provider Odasiljaci i Veze (OiV) said the broadcasting of HD programmes in the new DVB-T2 HEVC system has started all over Croatia.

All television programmes will be transmitted simultaneously in the existing DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial) and in the new DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting — Second Generation Terrestrial) system by the full transition to the new system in 2020, OiV said in a statement earlier this week.

"Therefore, the citizens have enough time to adapt to the new TV reception signal," the company said.

Croatia's telecommunications regulator HAKOM decided in October to push forward to July 1, 2020 from May 25, 2020 the deadline for the start of the full transition to DVB-T2.

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is a video compression standard, which offers up to 50% better data compression at the same level of video quality as its widely used predecessor AVC (Advanced Video Coding).