Commercial DTT transition hit by economic downturn

Despite the Competition Authority rubber-stamping plans for a €165m investment in Irelands commercial DTT market, an article on ‘’ reports that the start of services might be further away then they seem.
It quotes “sources close the national broadcaster” as saying that despite Boxer winning the contract in September, to launch programmes on the service planned to start last month, they have yet to return the contract.
RTE have already spent €40 million on equipment for the network and are now reluctant to spend more until the contract has been returned.
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Item added: 2nd March 2009