Mediaset: the transition to the new digital terrestrial starts from 8 March

With the transition to the new digital terrestrial increasingly imminent, Mediaset takes stock of how it will manage the transition phase. In particular, the issuer of the Fininvest group announced that from 8 March next the main channels, as required by law, will switch to the new Mpeg4 standard which guarantees a higher quality of vision.

However, it will be possible to receive the main Mediaset channels also in the old broadcasting formats as a temporary measure. These temporary channels will be called “provisional” to allow viewers to clearly distinguish them and, in particular, Rete 4, Canale 5, Italia 1 and 20 – in their provisional version – will only be visible to channels 104, 105, 106 and 120 beyond than to channels 504, 505, 506 and 520. On the other hand, only the high definition versions of these channels will be available on channels 4, 5, 6 and 20 of the remote control.

THE provisional canals, Mediaset said, they will remain visible in order to guarantee a smooth transition even to those who are not yet equipped with a device – television or decoder – that allows them to process the new encoding, but over the weeks and months these channels will also come ” off “.

There litmus test to understand whether or not you have the necessary tools to see Mediaset channels even after the deadline is simple: if from 8 March onwards you will only see the channels with the label “provisional” And if on traditional 4, 5 and 6 there will be no broadcast, so you need to equip yourself with a decoder or a new TV that supports the DVB-T2 standard and Mpeg4 channels.

In the next few days a short spot will be broadcast on Mediaset networks which will prepare viewers for the small revolution in progress that we have explored in this article and in the video below.


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