DTT Multiplex capacity to be auctioned

Italy’s Communications watchdog (AGCOM), has given the go ahead for new regulations that will allow 40% of the digital multiplex capacity of national broadcasters RAI, Mediaset and Telecom Italia Media, to be put up for auction.
The move is intended to speed up the transition to DTT starting in the “digital regions” of Valle d’Aosta and Sardinia.
A commission of Experts will be set up to action the plan. The regulations are a result of requests made by Italia Digitale Committee chaired by Minister Paolo Gentiloni according to the advanced-television.com website.
Implementation of the new procedure is expected to take several months.
Source: advanced-television.com
Item added: 28th November 2006