The Bavarian media authority BLM has not received any applications for the DVB-T multiplex in Nuremberg vacated by RTL last October, reports Digital Insider.
The Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) opened a tender for the multiplex, which closed on November 12. By that date, no party has shown any interest in broadcasting in the region.
RTL handed back its licence for Nuremburg by taking advantage of a special clause in its distribution contract allowing them to get out of its commitment when a frequency change will take place. In order to make room for mobile LTE services, the frequencies allocated to DVB-T will be reshuffled.
The broadcaster said at the time that it does not want to invest in a distribution media if there is no clear positioning of DTT by policy makers, resulting in an unsure future for terrestrial broadcasting.
“”We must come to the conclusion that DVB-T distribution in the region is not attractive enough for TV stations is attractive enough,” said BLM spokesperson Wolfgang Flieger to the German newsletter.