The Romanian National Audiovisual Council (CNA) has endorsed a draft emergency ordinance amending the country’s Broadcasting Act.
According to ZF, the draft will underpin the country’s transition from analogue to digital broadcasting by granting the national public broadcaster TVR one of six DTT multiplexes.
It will provide digital services in accordance with a licence granted by the regulator ANCOM.
The draft also stipulates that the holder of a broadcasting licence or licence to use the radio frequency digital terrestrial system will be required to pay an annual fee to ANCOM.
However, the national transmission company RTS will be exempt from the fee.
Importantly, the licence granted to TVR will not be transferable to another party.
Earlier this week the Romanian government unveiled a plan to kick start the country’s transition to digital broadcasting, having previously put back the ASO by three years at the end of 2010.