Hopes that Poland may finally launch its long-awaited DTT operation this September have been dealt a new blow.
Rzeczpospolita reports that Witold Kolodziejksi, the head of the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), is threatening to write to the country’s PM in protest at decision by the Government Legislation Centre to reject licensing conditions proposed by the regulator. In the Centre’s view, they do not comply with the terms of existing broadcast legislation.
Without an agreement between the two parties, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) cannot allocate frequencies to radio stations on DTT multiplexes.
Although Poland launched its first multiplex last September, it has been operating on a trial basis in a limited number of locations.