Poland looks set to open a tender for its second DTT multiplex by the end of this month.
Speaking to the local press, Mariusz Busilo, the deputy director at the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), said that the only outstanding issue to be resolved is that of programming requirements.
These are being prepared by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), with which the UKE is in constant contact.
The major stumbling block to the launch of DTT in Poland remains the unwillingness of Polsat and TVN, the country’s two national commercial broadcasters, to relinquish their analogue licences – valid until 2014 – in exchange for digital ones.
An offer from them to do so providing 95% of TV homes have digital receivers by the ASO target date of 2012 was dismissed last week as unrealistic.