Australia to auction DTT spectrum
The Australian government plans to auction of two sets of DTT spectrum “as soon as possible” according to a recent item on the advanced-television website.
Ten-year licences will be auctioned separately with channel A reserved for in-home standard definition services and channel B for “a wider range of uses” which could include new digital services such as mobile TV. The in home services cannot be subscription based but this does not apply to channel B, which could charge a fee for a mobile service. Services on both allocations must start within 18 months of assignment.
Item added: 26th September 2006