Strong interest in German DTT

Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 16-10-2011

The planned expansion of the DTT line-up in the German region Hanover/Braunschweig has been met with strong interest by German TV broadcasters.
Local media authority NLM has received six applications for the four DTT slots to be allocated as part of a new DTT multiplex for commercial TV channels.
According to NLM, the applications were submitted by entertainment channels Anixe and Das Vierte, Christian family channel Bibel TV, home-shopping broadcasters QVC and HSE24 and Volks.TV (V.TV), the new local TV channel planned by former RTL head Helmut Thoma.
As NLM is able to allocate an additional slot in the existing third commercial DTT multiplex, there are now six applications for five available channel slots.
The media authority says it wants to work towards the applicants finding a voluntary agreement on how to share the capacity. If no such agreement can be reached, then NLM will have to make a decision.
NLM will grant the permission for usage of the DTT slots at its meeting on 24 November 2011.