BBC names supplier for digital switch over deal

The BBC announced has announced that Arquiva is to be its its
preferred supplier for a range of new digital transmission services.

The
BBC hopes that, subject to final agreements, it will soon be able to
sign a contract with Arquiva for the design, deployment, and operation
of a new high-powered digital terrestrial television (DTT) network for
the BBC which will come into service as part of the UK’s digital
switchover programme in 2008.

This will replace both the BBC’s analogue television network and the current low-powered DTT network.

In
so doing, the BBC will be able to increase the coverage of its DTT
services so that they substantially replicate the coverage of analogue
television.

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