Digea, Greece, has just joined Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE), bringing the association´s membership to 13 companies. In BNE, broadcast network operators from 20 European countries have come together to create an association representing their industry’s interest vis-à-vis EU policy makers and stakeholders.
Earlier this year, BNE was founded by 12 major operators of terrestrial broadcasting networks in Europe (see full coverage in Broadband TV News here)
Digea, BNE’s newest member, was recently created (summer 2009) to drive the move to digital television in Greece. It was established by a group of private television channels of national range and aims to cover up to 60% of the population in the short term thanks to the implantation of two new transmitters.
BNE’s 12 founding members are Abertis (Spain), Arqiva (UK), Broadcast Services Denmark (Denmark), Elettronica Industriale (Italy), Norkring (Norway), OIV (Croatia), ORS (Austria), Radiocom (Romania), Rai Way (Italy), Swisscom Broadcast (Switzerland), TDF Group (France) and Teracom (Sweden). Media Broadcast (Germany), Digita (Finland), Levira (Estonia), Antenna Hungaria (Hungary), Norkring België (Belgium), Norkring d.o.o (Slovenia) amongst others are also represented via their parent companies (forming part of the founding members).