Hungary to issue DTT tenders soon

Hungary’s National Communications Authority (NHH) is to issue tenders for digital TV and radio broadcasting before the end of this month.
One will be for five DTT multiplexes, and the second for one radio VHF radio multiplex.
The move follows a decision by an ad-hoc parliamentary committee earlier this week to approve the tender documentation regarding digital broadcasting network operating rights.
A DTT service may now make its debut in Hungary before the end of this year.
The announcement came soon after comments made by Ilkidó Sarkady, the Hungarian government commissioner for audiovisual media, at the recent DVB World 2008 conference held recently in Budapest.
She had expressed her hope that Hungary would finally see the launch of a DTT platform later this year.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 23rd March 2008