The Portuguese regulator ANACOM has approved the prices charged by Meo for the provision of DTT services on the country’s MUX A.
In a statement, ANACOM says it is required by law to annually assess the prices.
It continues: “From the analysis of prices carried out by ANACOM, it was concluded that there are no indications that the prices practiced by Meo for the provision of the DTT signal transport and broadcasting service fail to comply with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination, price orientation for costs, taking into account the capacity effectively occupied by each television programme service, the price limit presented in the proposal that won the public tender and the specific principles applicable to the case of regional programme services (broadcast in the respective Autonomous Regions), namely that its price be proportionally reduced depending on the size of the network in the geographic space to which it relates” and “cannot exceed the values practiced on the date of entry into force of this law”.
ANACOM’s decision has now been submitted to a hearing of interested parties and public hearing.
It will run for 30 working days, up to August 1.