Tender for HD DTT licence issued

The Swedish Radio and Television Authority (RTVV) has launched a tender for new licences for the country’s digital terrestrial platform.
The applications can be for national, regional or local stations, broadcasting in standard or high definition according to RTVV and it estimates that there is enough capacity for two broadcasting networks, most likely transmitting in MPEG-4.
Licences will be awarded at the end of June and will run until March 31, 2014.
It is not known at this stage whether DVB-T2 is to be used for the networks.
Broadband TV News say in their article that the licensing process may be one of the last major acts for the RTVV, which under proposals likely to come into force in August, will merge with the Swedish Broadcasting Commission (Granskningsnämnden).
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 6th April 2010