Bulgarian digitisation gathers pace

The Bulgarian national transmission company NURTS has awarded Harris Corporation a contract worth nearly $8 million (€6.27 million) to assist in spreading DTT services to more sparsely populated rural parts of the country.

Working alongside its Bulgarian dealer New Tek, it will supply 196 transmission sites with DVB-T air-cooled transmitters and low-powered gap filler systems.

Bulgaria is aiming to conclude its much-troubled transition to digital broadcasting early next year.