NTV forced to re-think tendering of half multiplex

The Norwegian Posts and Telecommunications Authority has asked the company operating the Norwegian DTT platform, NTV, to reconsider its plan to put the use of half a multiplex out to tender.
NTV holds licences to operate 5 multiplexes and had planned to allocate two multiplexes to the public service broadcasters and two and a half multiplexes to the commercial operator Riks TV, following analogue switch-off.
The remaining half multiplex, planned for offer, is thought by the regulators to be insufficient to fulfil NTV’s obligation to ensure adequate competition on the DTT platform.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 23rd March 2008