The regulatory body ANCOM has revealed the identities of seven companies interested in operating Romania’s first two DTT multiplexes.
ZF reports that four of the companies (RCS/RDS, Romtelecom, Radiocom and Media Village) are local and the remaining three (TDF, ORS and General Satellite) foreign. All but one have bought bidding documents for both multiplexes, with Russia’s General Satellite having only expressed interest in the first one.
They now have until August 31 to submit their offers, after which the winner of the licence to operate the first multiplex will be announced on September 28 and the second on October 8. The deadline for objections is October 15, and if all goes according to plan ASO will take place on January 1, 2012.
Licence fees for the multiplexes will cost between €1 million and €2.5 million and depend on the number of receivers the operators subsidise.