Portuguese public broadcaster RTP plans to launch HD versions of its channels in 2017, and the government has submitted a plan to invest EUR37 mi in engineering, technology and infrastructure.
Portuguese media regulator Anacom is to investigate the amount charged by Portugal Telecom to distribute their channels over the country’s terrestrial network. However, it says no immediate action is required.
The Portuguese commercial stations SIC and TVI have submitted a joint proposal to the government calling for the privatisation of the public broadcaster’s second channel RTP2.
Following an analysis of the possible privatisation models for public broadcaster RTP, the Portuguese government might privatise RTP1 and abandon RTP2.
Portugal has started to switch off its analogue terrestrial transmitter network. Starting with Lisbon, all PAL transmitters will cease operation, with the last to be shut off on April 26.
In the last week leading up to the FIFA 2010 World Cup football, broadcasters are now lining up their distribution platforms to bring a selected number of the games in 3D to their audience.