Croatia’s Council for Electronic Media has granted an experimental DTT licence to the regional business channel Kapital Network.
Limun reports that the channel, hitherto distributed by cable, DTH and IPTV, will shortly also become available on DTT. Its licence will be valid until the end of this year, after which the Council will announce a tender for longer concessions.
Kapital Network beat of competition from the Croatian Music Channel (CMC) and NET televizija. However, the Council is still considering applications from the national commercial stations RTL Televizija (two licences) and Nova TV. A total of three licences for thematic channels are being awarded in this tender.
Kapital Network was launched in 2006 and was initially distributed via cable.