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Media > Television > Analogue to digital transition > Official launch: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Official launch date of digital terrestrial television in different countries.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Albania 15/07/2004
Argentina 3/12/2008
Australia 1/1/2001
Austria 26/10/2006
Belgium 2002/2003
Brazil 3/12/2007
Bulgaria 2004-11
Canada 2003-01
China 2006
Colombia 28/08/2008
Costa Rica 4/5/2010
Croatia 9/7/2002
Czech Republic 21/10/2005
Denmark 31/03/2006
El Salvador 22/04/2009
Estonia 15/12/2006
Finland 27/08/2001
France 2005-03-31 FTA/2006/03/01 Pay DTT
Germany 2003-03
Greece 2006-01-16 Tests)
Hong Kong 31/12/2007
Hungary 1/12/2008
Ireland 1999-2002( Licensing abandoned;
)2006-2008 (Trial;
) 31 October 2010 (90%)) DTT launch, 31 December 2011(98%) )( Network testing, publicly receivable with MPEG4 compatible equipment pre October 31, 2010.
Israel 2/8/2009
Italy 1/1/2004
Japan 1/12/2003
Lithuania 2006
Luxembourg 4/4/2006
Malaysia 2006-09 (trials) abandoned
Mexico 5/7/2004
Morocco 1/6/2007
Netherlands 2003
New Zealand 4/8/2011
Norway 2007-09
Peru 30/03/2010
Philippines 10/8/2011
Poland 2004 (trials)
2009-09-20 DTT Launch
Portugal 29/04/2009
Romania 2005-12-01, Full:2009-12
Russia 2010
Slovakia 1999-2004,2005-2009
Slovenia 2007
South Africa 2006-03
South Korea 2001
Spain 2000-2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Television > Analogue to digital transition > Official launch. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Various sources compiled into Wikipedia's Digital terrestrial television. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Television/Analogue-to-digital-transition/Official-launch

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