Another piece of Bulgaria’s DTT puzzle has fallen into place, with the Latvia-based company Hannu Pro being awarded a licence to operate the public service multiplex.
According to Novinite, the licence is for a period of 15 years and covers 12 cities including the capital, Sofia. Hannu Pro has emerged as the major player in Bulgaria’s new DTT marketplace, having also being awarded licences to operate three national commercial multiplexes by the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) last summer. At the same time, Slovakia’s Towercom secured the right to operate two national commercial multiplexes.
Significantly, since the latest licence award to Hannu Pro the company has denied reports that it might merge with Towercom though conceded that the two companies will co-operate. It has also confirmed that it plans to use the infrastructure of the national transmission company NURTS rather than build its own network of transmitters.