Eircom-TV3-Setanta bid for Irish DTT

A three-way partnership has emerged to bid for all three commercial multiplexes being offered by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland on the country’s DTT network.

The consortium consists of the telco Eircom and broadcasters TV3 and Setanta Sports. The Irish Times says the partners will submit a joint bid for all three commercial multiplexes. A fourth multiplex is being gifted to the public broadcaster RTE.

The regulator has indicated that it would consider applications for both individual multiplexes and the set of three, but has an open mind as to how it will make the final award.