ComReg open DTT Licensing Consultation

On the 31st August, the Commission for Communications Regulation, Comreg, issued a consultation on digital Terrestrial Licensing.
The comprehensive document lists DTT transmission in VHF and UHF bands using both 7MHZ and 8MHz channels with both 16QAM and 64QAM modulations. HD parameters are defined as being 1080*1920.
The main purpose of the document is to consult on the proposed licence conditions for the DTT multiplex licences to be issued to Radio Telifis Eireann (RTE) and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI), by Com Reg.
ComReg is seeking comments on the duration of the DTT licence, annual licence fee, rollout obligations, sanctions for non-compliance, provision of information and technical conditions.
The consultation lasts until 12th October 2007 and ComReg plans to publish final conclusions in November.
Source: ComReg website
Item added: 3rd September 2007