The Polish National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has received no fewer than 18 applications for a slot on the country’s first DTT multiplex.
Wirtualne Media reports that the regulator which chose who will occupy the four remaining frequencies on the multiplex – three have already been allocated to the public broadcaster’s main channels TVP1, TVP2 and TVP3 – within the next month.
Significantly, a spokesman for the KRRiT said that only those applicants who are financially viable (i.e. will not have to look for an investor/funding after receiving a licence) would be considered.
Although Poland’s first multiplex has yet to make its full debut, the second and third were both launched late last year.
Separately, the Polish president has signed off amendments to the country’s media law.
They maintain a ban on product placement and no longer have references to on demand services, though the latter are likely to be addressed in a future amendment.