Norges Televisjon (NTV) has announced plans to licence a second Pay-TV operator on the cou

NTV was granted a 15-year DTT licence by the Norwegian Parliament in June 2006 mandating it with implementing and maintaining the new network.
Three multiplexes will be in operation across Norway when implementation is completed in 2010.
NTV already provides capacity for Pay TV operator RiksTV and another half multiplex will be made available for an additional Pay-TV operator after the analogue switch off is completed in 2010.
NTV has issued an expression of interest for the capacity in which all interested parties have until the 14 March 2008 to register there own interest in operating this new service.
At present both RiksTV and the country’s free-to-view channels are available in 13 regions and this will be extended to the whole country after ASO.
One third of the country view TV terrestrially whilst the remainder are connected by cable and to satellite TV services.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 27th December 2007