Polish DTT arrangements change

According to reports attributed to Wirtualne Media, Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has decided to take a back seat in the licensing of a DTT platform.
UKE’s president Anna Strezynska has indicated that the continuing difficulties in reaching an agreement with the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), Poland’s other regulatory body were the reason for change.
The result is that UKE will no longer be involved in the tender for the second multiplex but will be involved in the allocation process for the first multiplex which both parties would like to see occupied by the current analogue broadcasters.
For the second multiplex KRRiT will select three channels to be carried by the multiplex with a further three being eventually chosen by the multiplex operator and a seventh in a contest involving 16 regional services and organised by KRRiT.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 1st December 2008