MCA in Malta assigns frequencies to two digital terrestrial operators.
On the 11th May 2005, the MCA (Malta Communications Authority) assigned access Rights of Use of Radio Frequencies in the UHF Band for the development and implementation of digital terrestrial Television transmission networks to Maltacom Plc and Multiplus Ltd.
Each operator will be assigned eight channels on lease for eight years, with the possibility of an extension for a further eight. The assignments are the outcome of a process initiated in March 2004.
Maltacom and Multiplus will be expected to achieve nationwide coverage within 18 months of the assignments taking place.
Source: Malta Communication AuthorityItem added: 19th May 2005.