Deadline for DTT applications set

April 23rd has been set as the date by which applications to participate in the country’s DTT system must be made, after which the two regulators in Portugal, ICP and Anacom will have 40 days to announce the result for free-to air applications and 60 days for pay TV proposals.
Broadband TV News reports that Portugal Telecom SGPS, Sonaecom SGPS, Promotora de Informaciones SA’s Media Capital SGPS unit and Vodafone Portugal are all understood to have asked for information on the tender.
Portugal Telecom’s Zon division is likely to be excluded from operating a multiplex due to regulatory concerns.
The government’s aim is to have digital switchover completed by 2012.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 26th February 2008