The Swedish Radio and Television Authority (RTVV) has launched a tender for new licences for the country’s digital terrestrial platform. The RTVV says applications can be for national, regional or local stations, broadcasting in standard or high definition.
Licences will be awarded at the end of June and will run until March 31, 2014. The RTVV estimates there is enough capacity for two broadcasting networks, most likely transmitting in MPEG-4.
An application fee of SEK 30,000 (€3,082) is payable and should be with the RTVV by April 26, 2010.
The RTVV is committed to the use of MPEG-4 and DVB-T2 for terrestrial broadcasts.
The licensing process may be one of the last major acts for the RTVV which under proposals likely to come into force in August will merge with the Swedish Broadcasting Commission (Granskningsnämnden).