DTT row in Hungary
The National Communications Authority (NHH) has fined Antenna Hungária, the operator of the DTT platform MinDigTV, HUF40 million (€151,460) for failing to meet its licence obligations. In response Antenna Hungária has said that they refuse to accept NHH’s ruling and fine and will contest them in court.
According to the NIH, Antenna Hungária has failed to provide a new general interest television programme service on the DTT platform, does not fully comply with its requirement to provide information on digital switchover and is in breach of market obligations regarding its DTT set-top box financial scheme. The also maintain that the roll-out of DVB-H services has not fully complied with the required population coverage.
The move has also resulted in Antenna Hungária formally requesting that the NIH and competition authorities launch an investigation in to market distortions between the different television delivery platforms.
Sources: NIH Antenna Hungária
Items added: 26th October 2009