Italy to tender 40% of DTT capacity in July 2007

A tender to assign 40% of Italy’s existing DVB-T multiplex capacity should be ready by the end of July.
The tender concerns the capacity established in the previous Broadcasting Bill and covers the multiplexes already used by national broadcasters, RAI, Mediaset and Telecom Italia Media. The announcement was made during a presentation of a unique database of TV frequencies in Italy.
According to the database there are 629 TV channels in Italy, 10 DTT multiplexes and 24,680 transmitters from high power main stations to low power repeaters.
The database is designed to allow Italy to align itself with international decisions regarding spectrum usage and manage frequencies during the transition from analogue to an all-digital terrestrial TV service.
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Item added: June 12th 2007