Poland considers third DTT multiplex

Poland is looking into the possibility of launching a third DTT multiplex as it embarks on the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Local reports indicate that the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) and National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), the country’s two industry regulators, may utilise the 20% of frequencies allocated to Poland at RRC 06 that have not already been earmarked for two planned multiplexes by setting up a third.

It would carry a limited number of channels, possibly in HD, along with additional services, and initially reach between 25-50% of the population.

The operator of this third multiplex, as is already the case for the second, would be chosen in a tender.

Although the first planned multiplex has been allocated to existing FTA channels, it is at this stage not clear who it will be operated by.