MTG sets Latvian cable fees

MTG has introduced a new pricing structure for the distribution of its Latvian channels TV3 and LNT by cable operators.

According to DB, the cost of doing so is now 11 and 9 santimi (€0.16 and €0.13) a month per subscriber.

However, it will be raised if operators decide to move the channels to more expensive programme packages, with any increases proportional to the decrease in the channels’ audience.

The Latvian parliament has already approved amendments to the law that will abolish compulsory retransmission, with changes being effectively from March 31 next year until 2014.

Significantly, major legislative changes affecting the TV industry are planned in Latvia for 2014.