In a statement, the regulator NMHH says that AH, the current service provider, lodged an application by its tender’s deadline date of April 30. This was then registered by NMHH on May 14 and a final decision on the bid is likely to be announced in June.
AH has operated a DTT service in Hungary, branded MinDig TV, since 2008 and its licence is due to expire in September 2020.
The winner of the tender will be awarded a 12-year licence, valid from the date the current one expires, and required to operate the same service.
It will have to ensure that public service broadcasts remain unaltered and free of charge with customers’ current equipment and that the service has 98% retail coverage.
Furthermore, the winner will have to build new, more sophisticated networks to provide subscriptions services based on market requirements.