OneVision wants DTT licence

THE ONEVISION consortium of Eircom, TV3 and Setanta Sports has decided to enter talks with the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) with a view to landing the commercial digital terrestrial television (DTT) licence that was recently handed back by the Denis O’Brien-led Boxer group, according to reports in the Irish Times web addition..
It is understood that OneVision, which is chaired by Fintan Drury and includes specialist DTT provider Arqiva, will make public its intention to hold talks with the BCI in the coming days.
OneVision was second to Boxer in the beauty parade last year for the DTT licence.
OneVision had originally proposed a “basic” offering of 23 channels, costing €9.99 a month. It also wanted to offer premium sports and movie content and indicated that it would invest €40 million in the project. This original package is likely to be re-negotiated because of the current financial situation
Source: Irish Times
Item added: 12th May 2009