Two week deadline to clinch digital television contract
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has given the One Vision consortium a fortnight to clinch an elusive deal on the commercial contract for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) according to an article published by Independent.ie.
The regulator is also reported to have asked a third party to review details of One Vision’s protracted carriage negotiations with RTE’s networks division. The moves come almost 11 months after One Vision was offered the commercial DTT contract when Boxer DTT abandoned plans to spend €160m on the project.
The Eircom-led consortium was initially expected to sign the contract within weeks, and Broadcasting Authority chairman Bob Collins recently said his board had “very little patience” left with the impasse.
A recent Broadcasting Authority board meeting was initially seen as “make or break” for the project, but the Authority has instead given One Vision a fortnight to indicate definitively whether they are prepared to go ahead with the project.
Main source: Independent.ie more background info: Independent.ie
Item added: 6th April 2010