Estonia’s Ministry of Culture has announced a tender for two FTA DTT licences, with the deadline for applications being June 7.
The country launched a DTT service named ZUUMtv in December 2006 and currently has three national DTT multiplexes, one of which is allocated to FTA channels and two to pay-TV services.
The former carries five channels, two of which are public service and ad free and three commercial, while the latter provides subscribers with around 24 channels.
The first multiplex (MUX-1) covers the entire country and others around 95% of the population. At present, some 35% of Estonians rely on terrestrial networks as their main source of TV signals.
ASO is scheduled to take place in Estonia on July 1 this year.