Romania’s Ministry for Information Society has published a new draft Emergency Ordinance that will have important implications for the TV industry.

Hotnews reports that will firstly reduce the VAT imposed on the delivery of TV services from 24% to 9%.

Secondly, it will lead to the establishment of an audiovisual fund and thirdly ensure the country’s transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting.

Although Romania will be one of the last countries in Europe to complete the latter – the ASO date has been set at June 17, 2015 – the proposals call for public and private TV stations to be allowed to also continue broadcasting in analogue on a transitional basis in the 174-230 MHz band until the end of 2016.