GGA Maur is the first Swiss cable operator to announce a switch-off date for its analogue TV. From 2 December 2013 the operator will only offer digital channels.
Customers will be able to receive 50 unencrypted digital TV channels in the basic package which they can access using any reception device of their choice, for example a TV with an integrated DVB-C cable tuner. A separate set-top box is not required. Households with older TV sets can obtain a digital converter from the cable operator free of charge.
GGA Maur provides 24,500 households in Zurich and its surroundings with cable television. Around 13,600 households still receive the analogue TV offering which contains 44 channels.
The other Swiss cable operators have not yet fixed a date for analogue switch-off, instead opting to gradually reduce their analogue line-up.