Balkan Insight reports that Italy and Montenegro are calling on the country to stop its TV stations from interfering with their mobile phone networks.
It was a precondition of the ITU’s decision to allow Albania to continue broadcasting in analogue after it missed the June 17, 2015 switch off deadline providing it did not interfere with the airwaves of its neighbours.
Gentian Sala, the head of Albania’s Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA), has conceded that the country is under pressure from the EU to complete the transition to digital broadcasting as soon as possible.
Albania held a tender for digital TV licences last year, with its winners being the national channels Top Channel and Klan TV, along with the digital broadcasting platforms Digit-Alb and Tring TV.
It also selected a service named Super Sport, owned by Digit-Alb, and this led to protests by Media Vision that the AMA favoured Top Channel, Digit-Alb and Super Sport.
Media Vision then filed a lawsuit and Tring TV subsequently pulled out and Super Sport was disqualified, leaving the AMA with two more digital licences to award.