Welcome to the ECC pages on DVB-T!

Information presented here reflects the main CEPT/ECC activities performed towards the introduction and planning of DVB-T in Europe.

The transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television is probably the most significant revolution since the introduction of the terrestrial video broadcasting. Introduction of DVB-T brings some genuine benefits such as enhanced picture quality and the portable reception. Besides, the digital television will free us from some of the constraints associated with the analogue systems, such as the lack of the spectrum capacity and high demands for protection against interference.

This section presents the main CEPT/ECC activities related to the introduction and the planning of DVB-T in Europe. ECC activities related to the Digital Dividend are summarised here.

Available Information


  •  Documents for download
    • ECC Report 142: Rearrangement activities for broadcasting services in order to free the sub-band 790 - 862 MHz
    • ECC Report 116: The possibilities and consequences of converting GE06 DVB-T allotments/assignments in Band III into T-DAB allotments/assignments including adjacent channel issues
    • ECC Report 49: Technical criteria of DVB-T and T-DAB allotment planning (2004)
    • ECC Report 04 including technical annex: Initial ideas concerning the revision of the Stockholm 1961
    • ERC Report 85: Compatibility between Radio Astronomy and DVB-T in 608-614MHz (2000 revised 2005) 
    • ERC Report 79: Implementation of the Chester Agreement  (2000) 
    • ERC/EBU Report: Planning and introduction of terrestrial digital Television in Europe (December 1997)




ECO contact for DVB-T related enquiries: Bruno Espinosa (ECO)  (email: bruno.espinosa@eco.cept.org or phone: +45 33 89 63 06


Updated: 02 November 2018, 12:29