The UHF Bands IV and V are the broadcasting bands ranging from 470 - 582 and from 582 - 862 MHz in Europe and up to 960 MHz in the Americas. This band is used mainly for analog and digital television broadcasting. A small part of the band (608-614 MHz) is used for radio astronomy in a number of countries.
Throughout the world this band is used for the introduction of digital television broadcasting. In Europe, the planning of the band for digital broadcasting is established by the Regional Radio Conference 2006 (RRC-06, Geneva). After analogue switch-over, the band will be based on a fixed channel arrangment of 8 MHz bandwith for digital television (DVB-T). Band IV consists of channel 21-34 and Band V of channel 35-69. The plan provides each country with a similar amount of fully coordinated spectrum, as far as possible on the basis of allotments. Allotments can be combined to provide layers of national coverage. The average share of each country is 6-8 national digital television layers. This amount may be reduced for countries which also use band IV/V for services other than broadcasting.