The start price for each of the 5 digital terrestrial TV licences will be of Euro 300,000, with the attribution to be made through a competitive selection process, by Romanian Authority for communication regulation (ANCOM), according to a decision made by Romanian Government and quoted by Mediafax.
All the licences will be given for a 10 years period. According to Informational Society Ministry’s strategy, ANCOM will auction 5 licences (multiplexes) of terrestrial digital TV, 4 in UHF and 1 in VHF, with DVB-T2 standard.
The winner of the first UHF licence will have the obligation to broadcast “free to air”, in transparent conditions, concurential and non-discriminatory, the public and private TVs broadcasted, at the moment, in terestrial analog system, according to Audiovisual Law’s provisions, Mediafax writes.
Also, the licence must cover in fixed reception 90% of the population and 80% of the territory until December 31st 2016, being the only licence from the 5 available that has this kind of coverage obligations.
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