HD on the DTT platform from Go
Malta’s DTT service provider Go is lobbying the Maltese authorities for additional frequencies, stating its intention to launch HDTV.
Recently the government launched a public consultation called Making Digital Broadcasting Accessible to All which looks in to giving the public adequate time to make the digital transition and saying that broadcasting should continue to be free to view and that the governments intention is not to stifle the markets development by laying down too many policies. The document also mentions the use of the three frequencies initially reserved for digital broadcasting in Malta.
Go is now the only digital broadcaster in Malta having bought its rival Multiplus earlier this year and is unlikely to face competition on the allocation of digital licences.
However the allocation of frequencies and the granting of licences will be dependant on the content to be made available on the platforms being of relevance to the Maltese community. The consultation ends on December 7th 2007.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 2nd October 2007