DTT MUX attracts strong interest

Fourteen applications for a licensed allocation on multiplex A have already been received by Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE). The interested parties include TV channels, TVP1, TVP2, TVP Info, TVN, Polsat, TV4 and TV Puls as well as a number of radio stations.
Public service broadcaster TVP is currently guaranteed an allocation as is the commercial broadcaster TV Puls, which relinquished its analogue broadcast licence.
However, other broadcasters, including Polsat, TV4, and TVN, will need to tender for a DTT licence if they wish to simulcast their services on both digital and analogue platforms.
A tender for licence applications to use the second of the three multiplexes proposed in Poland, is expected to be released before the end of the year.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 1st September 2008