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Submission + - Finland to switch to all-digital TV from Sept.1

An anonymous reader writes: Five analogue transmission networks will be switched off early on Saturday morning, 1 September. Finland was among the first to digitalise its television broadcast network. In contrast to, for example, Sweden and Germany, the whole of Finland will switch over to digital television at the same time and not according to regions.

The Government decided upon the digitalisation of the distribution of television and radio broadcasting in the mid 1990's. The decision was generated by the need to exploit radio frequencies better. This limited natural resource is also used by other wireless communications, such as gsm telecommunication.

The introduction of digital television is set to lead to a reappraisal of the position of TV licence inspectors.

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