MUX 1 licences soon
Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) is to issue licences to the companies operating four commercial channels on the first DTT multiplex MUX 1 within a matter of days according to Wirtualne Media, reports Broadband TV News.
Agnieszka Ogrodowczyk, the director of the Council’s licensing department, said the recent delay had been brought about by the withdrawal of one of the original licence winners (Kino Polska TV). After receiving the licences the holders will have to apply to the Office of Electronic Communication (UKE) for a frequency. The multiplex could launch in some parts of the country as soon as this autumn.
MUX-1 will be rolled out on a region-by-region basis, available in some regions by the autumn and then throughout Poland in time for Euro 2012 football tournament next summer.
The licence holders for the four channels are Eska TV, ATM Grupa, Stavka and Lemon Records.
MUX 2 and MUX 3 are already in operation.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 24th July 2011