Two of the four Dutch RTL channels will be available on UPC nets in an HD simulcast from October onwards.
10.30 Update: Nine slots on the Sky Digital EPG are to be auctioned off after Setanta Sports administrator Deloitte appointed Canis Media to handle the process.
Romania’s Ministry of Communications has produced a strategic plan for the transition to digital broadcasting.
Polish president Lech Kaczynski has vetoed the country’s proposed new media law.
Agcom is to investigate whether the possibility of RAI pulling its channels from Sky Italia in favour of Tivù Sat would be in breach of the public broadcaster’s platform neutrality. The move would see the departure of its three flagship channels, Rai Uno, Rai Due and Rai Tre, as well as its digital portfolio.
Norges Televisjon (NTV) has said it is relieved that the ministry of culture and church affairs has agreed to vary the terms of its licence, reversing the requirement to hold back capacity for a second pay-TV operator on the terrestrial network.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP plans to launch what will be the country’s sixth DTH platform by the end of this year.
10.45 Update: Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO) has announced it is to merge its Showtime Arabia joint venture with the Orbit Group.
The European Commission wants to encourage co-operation between member states to allow the size of the digital dividend to be increased through further spectrum efficiency gains.
Poland is likely to open a tender for its second DTT multiplex this August.