Slovak DTT contenders emerge

Four companies have expressed an interest in operating Slovakia’s first two DTT multiplexes.

Several local reports indicate that the companies in question are Austria’s ORS, the Canadian group Valtech Communications and Slovak firms Towercom and Telecom Corp.

As previously reported by Broadband TV News, the DTT tender was suspended by the Bratislava District Court in October, with the Telecom Office (TU SR) subsequently appealing the decision.

The tender was opened by the TU SR on August 20, and following its reinstatement the regulator will consider bids from the four parties.

One of them – Telecom Corp – has already been operating a DTT trial in Presov and Kosice for some time.