Portugal Telecom to manage FTA platform

Portugal Telecom has been given the go ahead to launch a free-to-air TV service on the countries multiplex A.
PT now has 10 working days to accept or reject the decision.
Only last week the commission also announced their preference for Portugal Telecom to have the pay-TV licences for multiplexes B-F, rather than Sweden’s Airplus TV.
Airplus are expected to challenge the decision.
The pay-TV multiplexes will carry up to 52 channels, with different packages, starting with an 18-channel basic. Portugal Telecom plans to launch its DTT offer in 2009.
Source: advanced-television.com
Item added: 8th July 2008