The Romanian national transmission company Radiocom has begun DVB-T2 tests in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara.

In doing so, it is employing some of the equipment that was used to transmit the public broadcaster’s second channel TVR2 in the UHF band. Currently, there is an ongoing tender for new equipment.

Radiocom is also continuing to broadcast the first public channel TVR1 in analogue in VHF until the end of next year to maintain continuity for the Romanian population despite ASO having taken place on June 17.

The first of Romania’s three national multiplexes (MUX-1) will employ DVB-T2 and reach 90% of the population, with all transmitters being in place by the end of 2016. It will be FTA and contain public and commercial TV channels.

The second and third (MUX2 and MUX4) will offering commercial TV services and up and running by May 17, 2017.