Portugal Telecom ranked first on its DTT tender
Portugal Telecom has been told that it has won the tender to operate the country’s DTT service, according to a report from web-based Broadband TV News.
PT had bid for the right to run the public multiplex, which will carry four free-to-air channels and a subscription TV service.
Swedish rival Airplus had only been interested in the subscription service leaving PT as the sole bidder for the public multiplex.
The preliminary decision is due to be confirmed in the next few weeks following a hearing involving interested parties.
The first transmissions are expected to take place next year and will reach 87% of the population by 2012. The licence itself will be valid for 15 years
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 1st July 2008