Antenna Hungária and TechniSat Digital cooperate for MinDigTV

Friday, February 27th, 2009 
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The set-top-box will also be available in a favorable installment construction

Antenna Hungária and TechniSat Digital starts a strategic partnership supplying DVB-T MPEG-4 HD digital terrestrial set-top-box from May 2009. The TechniSat box will join the MinDig TV sticker system as well, as the receiver was specially developed according to the technical requirements of Antenna Hungária.

Antenna Hungária and TechniSat Digital look forward to a successful business relationship in the digital terrestrial television (DVB-T). Antenna Hungária has won the tender for both digital terrestrial television and radio and got the operator license of 5 TV multiplexes and one radio multiplex from the National Communications Authority (NHH) valid for the next 12 years officially signed on September 5, 2008. The MinDig TV service was launched on December 1, 2008 with 3 transmission sites covering nearly 60% of the poulation.

TechniSat Digital will supply MinDigTV with the digital DVB-T MPEG-4 receiver TechniSat HDT4 from May 2009 which enables the reception of programs in SD and in HD quality and is hence prepared for receiving the encoded channels. As the receiver is specially developed according to the technical requirements of Antenna Hungária it will join the MinDigTV sticker system as well, which ensures the customers that the set-top-box is fully suitable for the reception of DVB-T signals.

Mr. Rudolf Kárpáti, Broadcast and Technical Services Director of Antenna Hungária comments: “We are pleased that the number of available DVB-T receivers’ types grows progressively, which enables the viewers to choose from a wider range of equipment at reasonable prices and conditions. The cooperation between the two companies covers not only the receiver distribution field and the MinDigTV sticker system, but also the common communication activities. It means that TechniSat belongs from now on to the group of strategic partners of MinDig TV and we are joining forces to inform the public about the necessary activities during the digital switchover period.”

Mr. Zoltan Török, Sales Manager of TechniSat Digital Hungary Kft. comments the partnership with Antenna Hungária as follows: “TechniSat is proud to be partner of Antenna Hungária and takes part of the DVB-T progress in Hungary. In Germany TechniSat was pioneer in the field of the terrestrial broadcasting and most of the experience we gained can be used in Hungary as well and provide the best solutions to the consumers. TechniSat is one of the most respected developer and producer in the field of the digital set-top-boxes in Germany. The high quality and innovative products is our brand label, which is proven by the very good test results. The TechniSat brand is not well known in Hungary, although we produce satellite antennas here since 2006 and just founded our new factory in Abasár. The partnership with Antenna Hungária is an essential step into the market with our products as well. The set-top-box is newly developed especially for the Hungarian market and from our portfolio, the TechniSat TV’s , the HDTV, as well as TVs that come along with integrated tuners for DVB-T, DVB-S and DVB-C reception also support the entire high quality technical requirement. With this, an outstanding product range for the reception of MinDig TV is offered by TechniSat Digital”.

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