The Romanian regulator ANCOM has launched a tender for two national, as well as 40 regional and 19 local DTT multiplexes.
In a statement, it says that it has it has done so – the two national multiplexes were previously allocated – in order to ensure the transition to digital broadcasting is completed by June 17, 2015.
All the licences will be valid for a period of 10 years, with winners allowed to offer commercial services from after June 17, 2015.
Winners of the two national multiplexes will be required to have at least 36 transmitters up and running by May 1, 2017, while regional and local licence winners will be required to have at least one transmitter in their coverage area.
Minimum licence fees have been set at €300,000 for each of the national multiplexes, €12,000 for the Bucharest regional multiplex and €1,000 for local licences.
The results of the tender will be known by the end of January 2015.