ASO postponed to 2015

The Government of Romania has postponed the Analogue TV Switch Off date (ASO) to 2015, justifying the change on the grounds that that it will give viewers more time to buy reception equipment, in what are difficult economic times and “ensure a reasonable time in which operators, equipment manufacturers and sellers of technology adapt their behaviour to new requirements.”
The decision was made without consulting ANACOM and will require the repeal of legislation which has recently seen them issuing tenders for two DTT multiplexes.
Moving the ASO to 2015 means that the tender process is likely to be cancelled.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 16th August 2010