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The modern DVB-T2 format for terrestrial television broadcasting has already covered the entire territory of the Czech Republic, and now comes the second part of the whole process - shutting down the older DVB-T signal. This, just like the initial coverage, will be done gradually and the transition should be completed in the first half of 2020. What does it mean for end users like you? When will analogue DVB-T transmissions stop in your region? Is it necessary to buy a new TV or a set-top box? Read the article below to find out the answers.

DVB-T2 Transition - CONTENTS

  1. DVB-T broadcasting ends in Prague on November 27, 2019
  2. When will I lose my DVB-T signal?
  3. What is DVB-T2?
  4. How to get DVB-T2?
  5. DVB-T and DVB-T2 multiplexes
  6. DVB-T2 advantages: Better picture quality and more channels
  7. What is HEVC / H.265?
  8. Check your devices
  9. DVB-T2: FAQ

DVB-T broadcasting ends in Prague on November 27, 2019

Since the older DVB-T standard has not yet been turned off, you can now tune both standards with a compatible device. However, this situation is only temporary and DVB-T will be gradually shut down. The phase out will be performed in several stages, with Multiplex 1 (MUX 1) transmitting the Czech Television (public television broadcaster) channels being switched off first, and MUX 2 and MUX 3, transmitting the rest of TV channels, to follow.

The phase out will begin with the Prague-Žižkov and Cukrák transmitters, which will be switched off on November 27, 2019. In other words, Praguers without a DVB-T2 TV or DVB-T2 set-top box will not be able to watch the traditional ČT Christmas programming this year. After the New Year, DVB-T broadcasting in Prague will be terminated completely and at the same time MUX 1 will be shut down in the Central Bohemia and Hradec Králové regions.

DVB-T2 - Praha - Žižkov
The older DVB-T transmission from Žižkov will be shut down on November 27, 2019.

In late January and early February, the Ústecký, Plzeňský, and Karlovarský regions will stop broadcasting in DVB-T; the Liberec region will follow at the end of February, and finally the Jihočeský region in March. The DVB-T phase out will then continue in the eastern part of the country. If everything goes as intended, the transition to DVB-T2 will be completed in June 2020.

DVB-T Phase Out Timetable for Prague

Transmitter / Service Termination Date Multiplex 1
(ČT)
Multiplex 2
(Nova, Prima, ...)
Multiplex 3
(Óčko, Šlágr, ...)
Multiplex 4
Praha-Žižkov 27. 11. 2019 8. 1. 2020 8. 1. 2020 More info
Praha-Cukrák 27. 11. 2019 15. 1. 2020 15. 1. 2020 More info

DVB-T Phase Out Timetable for 2020

Transmitter / Service Termination Date
Multiplex 1 Multiplex 2 Multiplex 3 Multiplex 4
January 2020



Votice-Mezivrata  7. 1. 22. 1. 22. 1.
Trutnov – Černá hora 7. 1. 12. 2. 28. 4.
Ústí nad Labem – Buková hora 30. 1. 23. 3. 20. 4.
Chomutov-Jedlák 30. 1. 23. 3. 20. 4.
February 2020



Plzeň-Krašov 4. 2. 2. 3. 1. 4.
Domažlice – Vraní vrch 4. 2. 2. 3. 5. 4. during February
Cheb – Zelená hora 12. 2. 16. 3.
Jáchymov-Klínovec 12. 2.  16. 3. 19. 2.
České Budějovice – Kleť 19. 3. 13. 2. 19. 2. during February
Vimperk – Mařský vrch 19. 3. 13. 2. 19. 2.
Sušice-Svatobor 26. 2. 30. 3. 5. 4. 27. 2.
Liberec-Ještěd 26. 2. 30. 3. 26. 4. 26. 2.
March 2020



Brno-Kojál 31. 3. 4. 5. 4. 5.
Brno-Hády 31. 3. 6. 5. 6. 5.
Brno-Barvičova 31. 3. 11. 5. 11. 5. 4. 5.
Mikulov-Děvín 31. 3. 18. 5. 4. 5.
April 2020



Pardubice-Krásné 30. 4. 25. 5. 25. 5.
Jihlava-Javořice 30. 4. 25. 5. 25. 5.
Jeseník-Praděd 30. 4. 1. 6. 4. 6.
Ostrava-Hošťálkovice 30. 4. 1. 6. 8. 6.
Ostrava-Hladnov 30. 4. 1. 6. 8. 6.
Frýdek-Místek – Lysá hora 30. 4. 1. 6. 8. 6.
May 2020



Zlín – Tlustá hora 31. 5. 23. 6. 23. 6.
Valašské Klobouky – Ploštiny  31. 5. 23. 6. 28. 6.

Transmitter / Service Termination Date
Multiplex 4
January 2020
Praha – Ládví 8. 1.
Praha – Novodvorská 8. 1.
Praha – Olšanská 8. 1.
Benešov – Kozmice 9. 1.
Rakovník – Louštín 9. 1.
February 2020
Děčín – Chlum 7. 2.
Teplice – Vodárna 7. 2.
Ústí nad Labem – Krušnohorská 7. 2.
Jáchymov – Klínovec 19. 2.
Mariánské Lázně – Dyleň 19. 2.
Česká Lípa – Špičák 26. 2.
Jablonec nad Nisou – Černá Studnice 26. 2.
Liberec – Ještěd 26. 2.
Domažlice – Čerchov 27. 2.
Plzeň – Vodárna 27. 2.
Sušice – Svatobor 27. 2.
České Budějovice – Kleť during February
April 2020
Hradec Králové – Chlum 29. 4.
Pardubice – Slatiňany 30. 4.
Svitavy – Hřebečov 30. 4.
Ústí nad Orlicí – Andrlův Chlum 30. 4.
May 2020
Brno – Barvičova 4. 5.
Brno – Jihlavská 4. 5.
Hodonín – Kapánsko 4. 5.
Znojmo – Deblínek 4. 5.
Olomouc – Slavonín 5. 5.
Opava – Hlubočec 27. 5.
Ostrava – Lanová 27. 5.
Frenštát pod Řadhoštěm 28. 5.
Zlín – Segment 28. 5.
Jihlava – Jeníkov during May
Třebíč – Vartemberk during May
Uherské Hradiště – Rovnina during May


When will I lose my DVB-T signal?

Check out our map to see when the multiplex phase out will begin in your region

The information provided is only indicative. A lot depends on what transmitter you are using.
The given date is always the first date when one of the multiplexes in a particular region is switched off.

Detailed Information

What is DVB-T2?

DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial) is a new standard of terrestrial television broadcasting, which already covers almost the entire territory of the Czech Republic and which will soon be the only way to tune in television broadcasting. DVB-T2 is based on the original DVB-T standard. It uses different methods of compression, i.e. algorithms that reduce the necessary bit rate. While DVB-T uses MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (in Czechia, all stations broadcast in MPEG-2), DVB-T2 uses either MPEG-4 or HEVC (with H.265 codec). Czech Republic, represented by Czech Radiocommunications, has opted for the second, more modern option. We will explain the reasons later in the article.

i Other ways of receiving TV programming today include:
  • DVB-S Digital satellite broadcasting
  • DVB-C Digital broadcasting via cable TV
  • IPTV Digital broadcasting over a computer network

How to get DVB-T2?

If you want to receive DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 broadcasting, you need a TV or a set-top box that supports this standard. You can find out whether your TV or set-top box supports the new standard if you check the product details or the device manual.

The DVB-T2 TV tuning process is fairly simple. On the TV or set-top box, you can either run an automatic network scan (all DVB-T2 networks whose signal is available in your location will be loaded into the receiver's memory), or select manual tuning to specify the broadcast channels you want to add. Common antennas on family houses won’t need any modifications; in case of common TV antennas (STA), you may need to call a service company to ensure proper compatibility.

DVB-T and DVB-T2 multiplexes

One of the main advantages of digital broadcasting is the higher number of channels. This is possible thanks to the so-called multiplexes, i.e. broadcasting networks that contain several TV stations, radio stations, and associated services concurrently. Both DVB-T and DVB-T2 (once the switchover is complete) will feature 4 nationwide multiplexes and several regional multiplexes. Viewers across the Czech Republic thus have access to more than thirty Czech television programs free of charge. There are only 3 multiplexes in the transition network mode, with Czech Radiocommunications and Czech Digital Group sharing the Transition Network 12.

Co je DVB-T2 - Finální síť 21 Co je DVB-T2 - Finální síť 22 Co je DVB-T2 - Finální síť 23 Co je DVB-T2 - Finální síť 24
DVB-T, transition, and final network channels. Source: www.televizniweb.cz.

As their name suggests, DVB-T2 transition networks, are only there as a temporary solution. At the turn of 2019 and 2020, they will begin to transform into the final network. The channels are divided as follows:

  • Transition Network 11 (Czech Television):
    ČT 1 HD, ČT 2 HD, ČT sport HD, ČT 24, ČT art / ČT :D 
  • Transition Network 12 (Czech Radio + Czech Digital Group):
    Nova, Nova Cinema, Prima MAX, Prima LOVE, Prima KRIMI, Prima ZOOM, Barrandov TV, Barrandov PLUS, Barrandov Cinema, Óčko, Óčko STAR, Šlágr TV, Šlágr 2, TV NOE, Televize Seznam (HD)
  • Transition Network 13 (Digital Broadcasting):
    Nova, Nova 2, Nova Cinema, Nova Gold, RELAX, REBEL, KINO SVĚT, JOJ Family, Comedy Central
     

DVB-T2 advantages: Better picture quality and more channels

The transition to DVB-T2 broadcasting will mean a qualitative change for viewers. The new networks will offer higher transmission capacity, allowing television stations to have more space to broadcast in higher quality. Today's DVB-T terrestrial digital TV broadcasts allow you to distribute up to eight standard definition (SD) television channels on one broadcast network. In DVB-T2 networks, up to 18 channels can be distributed in this resolution, or alternatively six to seven high-definition (HD) channels. It will even be possible to broadcast in Ultra HD, also called 4K. However, if you are interested in 4K resolution, Netflix is streaming 4k content right now.

What is HEVC / H.265?

H.265 or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is a so-called "codec", which is a portmanteau of "coder-decoder". A codec is therefore a generic term for systems that provide signal coding (and decoding), both for sending and receiving. As its full English name suggests, HEVC is intended for video encoding. New devices use HEVC (H.265) because it is about twice as efficient as the older H.264, meaning it can transfer video in two times better quality without any change in data volume.

DVB-T2 HEVC certifikované zařízení
This sticker means the device is DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 certified.

HEVC is something you have to keep in mind, because if you are receiving DVB-T2 signal encoded with HEVC and your device cannot decode it, you will only see a black screen instead of proper TV content. To prevent this from happening, make sure that the devices you have at home or planning to buy support not only DVB-T2, but also DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265. For TVs purchased before 2018, it is quite likely that they lack integrated HEVC support.

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Check your devices

Are you wondering whether your devices (TV, set-top box) can receive DVB-T2 broadcasts with the HEVC (H.265) codec? You can check it yourself in just a few seconds at www.dvbt2overeno.cz/overeni.

DVB-T2: FAQ

Does the DVB-T2 transition affect me as well?

To put it simply, the switchover to DVB-T2 concerns all people who receive TV broadcasting free of charge and don’t use a paid TV service provider (with the exception of annual fees paid to the national public service broadcaster, which are mandatory). So if your household receives a TV signal from a common, outdoor, or classic indoor antenna, you will be most likely affected by the transition to the new broadcasting standard.

What do I need to receive DVB-T2 broadcasts with the HEVC (H.265) codec?

To receive DVB-T2 broadcasts with the HEVC (H.265) codec, you need a compatible TV or set-top box. Generally, you will recognise such devices by the round gold sticker saying DVB-T2 ověřeno (DVB-T2 Ready), indicating the device is certified by Czech Radiocommunications. At Alza, we have made your job easier - you can find DVB-T2 TVs with HEVC (H.265) in the DVB-T2 TV category, and the set-top boxes in the  DVB-T2 set top boxes category.

My TV does not support DVB-T2 / HEVC - do I need to buy a new one?

If your TV does not support DVB-T2 with HEVC (H.265), you don’t have to purchase a new TV. All you need is to buy a suitable set-top box with the gold DVB-T2 sticker. On Alza, you can find these set-top boxes in the DVB-T2 set top boxes category.

Can I buy one DVB-T2 receiver for multiple TVs?

Unfortunately, every TV in your home requires its own receiver for DVB-T2 broadcasting. In other words, if you own multiple TVs that do not support DVB-T2 / HEVC, you will need to purchase a separate set-top box with the DVB-T2 ověřeno gold sticker for each TV.

My TV reception is not working. What do I do?

If you have any problems with your DVB-T2 device, you can contact us using the contact form. There is also a wide range of professional service companies who can help you with the tuning or troubleshoot any of your TV reception problems.

When will they shut down the current broadcasting standard?

The phase out begins in autumn 2019 in Central Bohemia. It will then gradually continue in other regions of the Czech Republic until approximately mid-2020, when the transition to the new DVB-T2 broadcasting standard will be completed.

Why switch to DVB-T2 at all and where can I find more information about it?

The transition to the DVB-T2 broadcasting standard is a matter imposed by external circumstances - television broadcasters did not come up with the idea, but they have to respond to the changing situation. Part of the broadcasting spectrum used for TV broadcasting has been released to mobile operators, necessitating a switch to the more efficient DVB-T2 standard in order to maintain the current coverage.

i If you want to read more about DVB-T2, you may want to check out the following links:

What have we written about DVB-T2 before?

Transition to DVB-T2 (DETAILS)

Updated on April 9, 2018
Czech TV broadcasting is undergoing a major change. After Prague and its metropolitan area, Brno, Ostrava, Vysočina, and Central Bohemia, Czech Radiocommunications have launched broadcasting in the advanced DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 format in Western and Northern Bohemia, Pardubice and Domažlice, as well as in a large part of the Moravian-Silesian Region and Southern Moravia. The remaining transmitters all over the country are expected to join them later this year. So continues the so-called transition phase, i.e. when transmitters broadcast in the new DVB-T2 standard and the old DVB-T format simultaneously. This concurrent broadcast should last until the end of 2020, though some channels will probably terminate their DVB-T broadcast even earlier. If your TV or set-top box does not support +DVB-T2 HEVC and you watch free terrestrial channels, after 2020 you will no longer receive them.
You can read all about the transition of terrestrial TV broadcasting to the new standard below.

DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 transition - FAQ

What is DVB-T2?

DVB-T2 is the new format of terrestrial television broadcasting, which will become the standard for TV broadcasting in Czechia over the next few years.

How do I get the new DVB-T2 TV format?

The rollout of DVB-T2 broadcasting officially started on March 1, 2017 with Prague's Žižkov and Cukrák transmitters. Other transmitters have gradually joined them:

Year 2017:

  • April 20 Brno and Ostrava
  • May 30 Votice and Javořice
  • June 27 Ještěd a Krašov
  • July 27 Krásné a Vraní vrch
  • October 17 Černá hora and Lysá hora

Year 2018:

  • January 23 Buková hora a Děvín
  • February 28 Klínovec and Ploštiny
  • March 29 ČT launches Network 11

People from Prague and its metropolitan area, as well as from Brno, Ostrava, Western, Central, Eastern and Northern Bohemia, Vysočina, the Moravian-Silesian region, Southern Moravia and most of South Bohemia can already receive DVB-T2 broadcasting. All these transmitters broadcast on Channel 31. In Brno, Ostrava, Pardubice, and the transmitters on Černá hora, Lysá hora and Děvín, use Channel 28, while Ploštiny and Tlustá hora use Channel 22.

DVB-T coverage2; Česká republika

Broadcast coverage map of the Czech Republic, Network 12 (as of March 29, 2018)


How will DVB-T2 HEVC broadcasting coverage in Czechia be expanded?

The coverage of the whole country with the new DVB-T2 standard should be complete in the first quarter of 2018. Since 2017, the number of transmitters has been growing rapidly, as has the range of TV channels. As of April 2018, 97.9% of households are covered and can receive 21 channels.

i In January 2018, Czech Radiocommunications have added the TV stations Nova, Nova Cinema, ČT: D and ČT Art into the nationwide DVB-T2 broadcasting network. Czech Television has been broadcasting all its programs on DVB-T2 since March 2018.

What channels are already broadcasting in DVB-T2?

Transition Network 12:

  • BARRANDOV Family
  • BARRANDOV Plus
  • BARRANDOV TV
  • Kino Barrandov
  • Óčko
  • Óčko Expres
  • Óčko GOLD
  • Prima
  • Prima COOL
  • Prima LOVE
  • Prima Max
  • Prima ZOOM
  • Šlágr TV
  • TV NOE
  • Nova
  • Nova CINEMA
  • ČT: D/ČT Art

Transition Network 11:

  • ČT 1
  • ČT 2
  • ČT 24
  • ČT: D/ČT Art
  • ČT Sport

Czech Television and DVB-T2

The amendment to the Electronic Communications Act, signed on July 31, 2017, allows all public television channels to switch to DVB-T2. Concurrently with the transition to the new standard, ČT will launch all its channels in HD resolution. Previously, only ČT 1, ČT 2 and ČT Sport could be watched in HD quality. ČT 24 broadcasts in high definition only via satellite. In January 2018, Czech Radiocommunications added into the nationwide DVB-T2 broadcasting the first Czech Television channels, namely ČT:D and ČT Art. ČT launched the full range of its DVB-T2 channels at the end of March 2018. With 22 transmitters, the ČT DVB-T2 broadcasting now covers 98.7% of the population, and by May it will switch on another 4 transmitters, giving it an almost 100% coverage. It will broadcast on Channel 26 (except for the South Bohemian transmitter Kleť on Channel 39 and the Ústí nad Labem region with Channel 33).

! ČT is removing ČT Sport from its DVB-T network and relocating ČT Art As part of the DVB-T2 broadcasting transition, ČT will remove its sports channel from the DVB-T network at the end of May 2018. ČT Sport will then be available on the DVB-T2 network; it will remain available in the original DVB-T broadcast until the end of 2018 on regional networks 7, 10, and 20. The ČT Art channel and ČT: D will move within DVB-T to the position originally occupied by the sports channel, which you will also see on your TV. Due to the change, however, it will completely disappear from the nationwide network for a month. In April, it will be available only on regional networks and will return to nationwide broadcasting in early May. The program is already available in the DVB-T2 broadcasting format.

DVB-T coverage2; Česká televize; Česká republika

Broadcast coverage map of the Czech Republic, Network 11 - Czech Television (as of March 29, 2018)

Will I have to buy a DVB-T2 set-top box or a new TV? Can I just receive the new format on my current TV?

Your TV or set-top box has to support the new DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 standard. If you are not sure, you can find it in the device manual or you can try to find the product directly on our website. A TV or set-top box supporting the new broadcast standard has DVB-T2 - HEVC filled in the “Tuner type” parameter and is marked with the gold logo below (you can find the logo on the product page). You can also test whether your TV supports DVB-T2 HEVC using the Czech Radiocommunications website.

Logo DVB-T2 ověřeno

Be careful when choosing a new TV or set-top box. There are still many TVs and set-top boxes that support DVB-T2 without the HEVC / H.265 codec. These devices can indeed receive DVB-T2, but you will only see a black screen. You can find the list of all DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 compatible TVs (also verified by Czech Radiocommunications) on our website in the category DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 TV. There are currently 1,200 DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 certified TVs on the market and their marketshare is growing rapidly. As of early September 2017, 22% of all households had a DVB-T2 receiver.

iLearn more about DVB-T2 HEVC / H.265 when choosing a multimedia centre to turn your ordinary old TV into a Smart TV.

When will be DVB-T TV broadcasting terminated? (DVB-T2 HEVC transition deadline)

The nationwide termination of DVB-T broadcasting will probably take place in late 2020, but no later than February 1, 2021. The exact phase out plan will be part of the Technical Transition Plan to be prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the coming months. If you already know your TV does not support the new DVB-T2 standard, you should really start looking for a new TV or a set-top box. It is very likely that with the arrival of the new DVB-T2 standard and HD programming. some TV stations will terminate their DVB-T broadcasting before the official, government-mandated deadline. By 2021, only basic channels will remain in DVB-T, if any at all.

What are the reasons for the DVB-T2 transition?

The main reason for the transition to DVB-T2 is to release the 700 MHz band to meet the needs of mobile operators and broadband Internet providers.

Will the new standard bring any benefits?

Compared to the older DVB-T broadcast format, the DVB-T2 H.265 / HEVC standard can transmit video and audio more efficiently. The transition to the new format of television broadcasting is expected to improve image quality of the existing TV channels and allow further expansion of the range of stations broadcasting in SD.

Detailed information on DVB-T2 HEVC upgrade

The transition to DVB-T2 broadcasting will mean a qualitative change for viewers. The new networks will offer higher transmission capacity, allowing television stations to have more space to broadcast in higher quality. Today's DVB-T terrestrial digital TV broadcasts allow you to distribute up to eight standard definition (SD) television channels on one broadcast network. In DVB-T2 networks, up to 18 channels can be distributed in this resolution, or alternatively six to seven high-definition (HD) channels. It will even be possible to broadcast in Ultra HD, also called 4K.

It is expected in the first quarter of 2018. The DVB-T2 network should be finalized by 2020. Tuning DVB-T2 TVs will not be difficult. On the TV or set-top box, the viewer either starts an automatic network scan (all the DVB-T2 networks whose signal is available in the location are loaded into the receiver's memory), or selects manual tuning to enter the broadcast channels they want add. Common antennas on family houses will not need to be changed; in the case of common TV antennas (STA), it will be necessary to call a service company to provide technical modifications to the STA equipment.

Approximate schedule of the DVB-T2 broadcasting rollout

  • 2017/2019 - start of concurrent broadcasting on DVB-T and DVB-T2 networks, massive information and awareness campaign.
  • 2020 - switchover of existing DVB-T networks to DVB-T2 and gradual phase out of transitional DVB-T2 networks.
  • Late 2020 / early 2021 - DVB-T termination, the 700 MHz band is released to mobile and broadband service providers starting with February 1, 2021.

Detailed information on DVB-T digital broadcasting

Updated on May 6,

History of DVB-T

DVB-T terrestrial digital television broadcasting is the successor of analogue broadcasting, which was launched in Czechoslovakia in 1953. DVB-T stands for Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial and it was rolled out in Czechia on October 21, 2005. Digital terrestrial broadcasting is distributed from fixed anchored transmitters and is received by standard antennas, as opposed to satellite or cable broadcasting. It is also the only TV broadcast that you can receive for free. Compared to analogue, digital broadcasting offers better signal reception in mountainous regions and densely populated urban areas, more television stations, higher image quality, mobility, and interactive services.



DVB-T multiplexes

One of the main advantages of digital broadcasting is the higher number of channels. This is possible thanks to the so-called multiplexes, i.e. broadcasting networks that contain several TV stations, radio stations, and associated services concurrently. These include Electronic Program Guide (EPG), Super Teletext and other interactive services (on-line shopping, voting, e-mail, simple games). In the current and final form of digital broadcasting, we can find 4 nationwide multiplexes and several regional multiplexes. Viewers across the Czech Republic thus have access to more than thirty Czech television channels free of charge.

 

Multiplex 1 (Czech Television)

•ČT 1
•ČT 2
•ČT 24
•ČT sport
•Czech Radio Radiožurnál
•Czech Radio Dvojka
•Czech Radio Vltava
•Czech Radio Radio Wave
•Czech Radio in D major
•Czech Radio Radio Junior
•Czech Radio Plus
•Czech Radio Jazz

Multiplex 2 (Czech Radiocommunications)

•Nova
•Nova Cinema
•Prima TV
•Prima Cool TV
•Barrandov

Multiplex 3 (Czech Radiocommunications)

•Prima Love
•Prima Zoom
•Prima Max
•Óčko
•Óčko Gold
•CT: D / ČT art
•Šlágr TV
•Kino Barrandov
•Barrandov Plus
•Radio Proglas

 

Multiplex 4 (Digital Broadcasting)

•Telka
•Smíchov
•Fanda
•First Comedy Central
•RELAX REBEL
•Mňam TV
•Meow TV
•Seznam.cz TV (HbbTV for Stream.cz)
•TV Morava - only Olomouc transmitter
•BTV - only transmitters Brno, Hodonín, Znojmo and Blansko
•TV Slovácko - only transmitters Uherské Hradiště and Zlín
•TV Polar - only transmitters Ostrava, Hlubočec, Bruntál
•ZAK TV - only transmitters Plzeň, Sušice, Klatovy, Domažlice, Jáchymov, Mariánské Lázně
•South Bohemian Television - only transmitters České Budějovice - Kleť, Prachatice - Křeplice
•Radio Time

DVB-T coverage

All 4 digital TV broadcasting networks are available pretty much everywhere in the Czech Republic (more than 99% coverage).

DVB-T reception

To receive terrestrial digital broadcasting, you need a TV with a DVB-T tuner or a DVB-T set-top box that you connect between the existing antenna and your TV. Using a DVB-T card or USB module, digital broadcasts can also be watched on a laptop or desktop computer.
 

Other TV reception options

•DVB-S Digital satellite broadcasting
•DVB-C Digital broadcasting via cable TV
•IPTV Digital broadcasting over a computer network

What is the difference between DVB-T and DVB-T2?

Updated on June 30, 2016 

The improved DVB-T2 standard is based on the original DVB-T. It uses different methods of compression, i.e. algorithms that reduce the necessary bit rate. While DVB-T uses MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (in Czechia, all stations broadcast in MPEG-2), DVB-T2 uses either MPEG-4 or HEVC (with H.265 codec).

Czech Radiocommunications has decided to use the second, more data-efficient H.265 / HEVC format in the Czech Republic. This allows to either fill each multiplex with more TV channels in SD or with the same number of channels broadcasting in HD or even Ultra HD resolution.

You don’t have to change the antenna system in order to receive the new DVB-T2 broadcasting, but you have to make sure the receiver is equipped with a tuner for the above-mentioned H.265 / HEVC codec.

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50" Samsung UE50TU7092
Television - SMART LED, 127cm, 4K Ultra HD, PQI 2000 (50Hz), HDR10 and HDR10+, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, LAN, WiFi, DLNA, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Apple Airplay 2, Tizen OS, 20W speaker(s), Dolby Digital+, G

10 390,-
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32" Samsung UE32T4302
Television - SMART LED, 81cm, HD Ready , PQI 900 (50Hz),, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, WiFi, DLNA, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Apple Airplay 2, mobile device pairing, Tizen OS, VESA 100×100, 10W speaker(s), F

-2% 5 989,-
5 889,-
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WR179a1
43" Samsung UE43TU7092
Television - SMART LED, 109cm, 4K Ultra HD, PQI 2000 (50Hz), HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, LAN, WiFi, DLNA, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, Apple TV, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Apple Airplay 2, Tizen OS, 20W speaker(s), Dolby Digital+, G

-4% 9 390,-
8 999,-
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WR179b0b
55" LG 55UP7500
Television - SMART LED, 139cm, 4K Ultra HD, 50 / 60Hz, Direct LED, HDR10 and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, USB recording, LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, Netflix, HBO Max, Voyo, plays 360° video, webOS, VESA 300×300, 20W speaker(s), Dolby Digital Plus, G

9 990,-
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Order Code: WK607n6j6
32" LG 32LM6370
Television - SMART LED, 81cm, Full HD , 50 / 60Hz, Direct LED, HDR10 and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 3× HDMI, 2× USB, USB recording, LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, Miracast, HbbTV 1,5, Netflix, HBO Max, Voyo, webOS, VESA 200×200, 10W speaker(s), Dolby Digital Plus, G

-1% 6 990,-
6 889,-
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WK607c4b
55" Samsung UE55TU7092
Television - SMART LED, 139cm, 4K Ultra HD, PQI 2000 (50Hz), HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, LAN, WiFi, DLNA, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Apple Airplay 2, Tizen OS, 20W speaker(s), Dolby Digital+, G

11 290,-
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WR179d0b
32" TCL 32S615
Television - SMART ANDROID LED, 81cm, HD Ready , PPI 300 (50Hz), Direct LED, HDR10, local dimming, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, CI+, LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, Chromecast, HbbTV, game mode, voice control, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Google Assistant, mobile device pairing, Android TV, VESA 100×100, 10W speaker(s), F

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4 790,-
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43" LG 43NANO75P
Television - SMART, 109cm, 4K Ultra HD, 50 / 60Hz, Direct LED, HDR10 and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 3× HDMI, 2× USB, USB recording, LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, HbbTV, Netflix, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, webOS, VESA 200×200, 20W speaker(s), G

10 990,-
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Order Code: WK612b041a
22" JVC LT-22VF5005 + záruka 42 měsíců po registraci
Television - SMART LED, 55cm, Full HD , PPI 400 (50Hz), HDR10 and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, CI+, LAN, WiFi, DLNA, Miracast, HbbTV 2,0, Apple TV, Netflix, mobile device pairing, VESA 75×75, 5W speaker(s), DTS HD and DTS Virtual: X, G

4 889,-
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Order Code: WJ024k1c
32" Thomson 32HD3306
Television - LED, 81cm, HD Ready , PPI 100 (50Hz), Direct LED, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, CI+, VESA 100×100, 10W speaker(s), Dolby Digital Plus, D

-3% 3 990,-
3 890,-
Can be delivered: today from 9:15
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Order Code: WK680d4g7
65" Samsung UE65TU7092
Television - SMART LED, 165cm, 4K Ultra HD, PQI 2000 (50Hz), HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, LAN, WiFi, DLNA, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Apple Airplay 2, Tizen OS, 20W speaker(s), Dolby Digital+, G

-9% 13 990,-
12 790,-
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WR179e0b
40" TCL 40S615
Television - SMART ANDROID LED, 102cm, Full HD , PPI 400 (50Hz), Direct LED, HDR10, local dimming, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 1× USB, CI+, LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, Chromecast, HbbTV 1,5, game mode, voice control, Netflix, HBO Max, Steam Link, Voyo, Google Assistant, mobile device pairing, Android TV, VESA 100×100, 16W speaker(s), Dolby Digital Plus, E

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-1% 6 890,-
6 790,-
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WK690b14
55" LG 55NANO75P
Television - SMART, 139cm, 4K Ultra HD, TruMotion 100 (50Hz), Direct LED, HDR10 and HLG, DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 3× HDMI, 2× USB, USB recording, LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, Miracast, HbbTV 2,0, game mode, voice control, Netflix, HBO Max, Voyo, Google Assistant, plays 360° video, Amazon Alexa, Apple Airplay 2, mobile device pairing, webOS, VESA 300×300, 20W speaker(s), Dolby Digital Plus, G

11 990,-
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Order Code: WK612d001
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