Three-year licence extension for Norway DTT

The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs is to offer a three-year extension to the country’s DTT operating licence. The ministry invited applications to run Norway’s DTT services in June 2002. The sole applicant NTV, a joint venture between public broadcaster NRK and the commercial channel TV2, has yet to be awarded the licence. NTV had asked for the licence period to be extended because of the amount of time it will have to get DTT services up and running. However, the ministry has now effectively re-opened the tender, leaving open the possibility that a second player might emerge.
Source: Broadband TV News, March 10th 2005