Romania’s National Audiovisual Council (CNA) has granted a broadcast licence to a local news channel based in the city of Cluj-Napoca.

Known as NCN, it is, according to Mediafax, backed by Pagina Ciudatului, a company owned by Liviu Alexa (99%) and Elza Almasi (1%).

The start- up cost of NCN is €110,000 and the channel will be distributed by UPC Romania in Cluj-Napoca.

This will be the second time Cluj-Napoca has been served by a channel named NCN, with the first having been operated by a company named NCN Studio TV.

It now owns the channel Look Plus.