New company hopes to launch DTT services in Mauritius

According to an article in l’Express, reported on the Digitag website, Maxime King, head of London Satellite Systems (LSS) hopes to launch a DTT service in early 2006 and reach 30.000 households within the first 2 months. LSS has offered satellite services since 1998 according to the article.
It is said that the government is delaying the launch of DTT services and this has prompted King to act.
Original source: Digitag
MultiCarrier(Mauritius Ltd.), MCML where given official notice to begin a pilot trial of DTT in August 2003 and are currently broadcasting a single multiplex. In April 2004 the government gave the green light for a soft launch of DTT planned to take place by August 2004. On the 15th June 2004 the Independent Broadcast Authority invited expressions of interest for private TV operators and content providers for MCML’s network.
MCML’s, a government owned company, has the sole rights to carry out terrestrial broadcasting in Mauritius at present.
Item added: 25th August 2005