DTT public consultation launched

On August 31st a public consultation on digital TV was launched by Anacom.
Five DTT multiplexes will be available, two of them providing national coverage.
Interested parties will be able to express their opinion on the rights and limitations to use frequencies and the procedures for awarding the licences.
The rules for the public tender which will award the right to use both regional and national frequencies are also up for discussion, as well as whether or not interactive and HDTV services should be offered.
The results of the consultation, which concludes on October 15th, will be analysed before the tenders are released.
This is expected by the end of the year, with licences issued during the first half of 2008.
Source: Anacom website
Item added: 3rd September 2007