Bidding opens for 108 DTT frequencies

The Ministry of Communications has opened a public bidding procedure for 108 terrestrial television frequencies out of the 24,680 total available in the country.
This is the first time in Italy that television frequencies have been offered to broadcasters in an open and public competitive bidding process.
The bidding process by tender will take place in the next few weeks with the target of allotting all the frequencies by March 2008. Only national broadcasters having less than 80% DTT coverage will be allowed to bid.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 20th November 2007