Austria’s ORS seals Bulgarian deal

The incumbent Bulgarian telco BTC has agreed to sell its broadcasting division NURTS (National Unit Radio and TV Systems) to Austria’s ORS for an unspecified fee.

The sale follows a competitive international tender and still has to be approved by the relevant regulatory authorities.

NURTS operates a national microwave transmission network carrying TV, radio, voice and data transmissions.

It also manages a state-of-the-art satellite teleport and has been developing an experimental DTT multiplex in Sofia since 2006.

ORS is majority (60%) owned by the Austrian public broadcaster ORF and is responsible for the DVB-T infrastructure in Austria.

The incumbent Bulgarian telco BTC has agreed to sell its broadcasting division NURTS (National Unit Radio and TV Systems) to Austria’s ORS for an unspecified fee.

The sale follows a competitive international tender and still has to be approved by the relevant regulatory authorities.

NURTS operates a national microwave transmission network carrying TV, radio, voice and data transmissions.

It also manages a state-of-the-art satellite teleport and has been developing an experimental DTT multiplex in Sofia since 2006.

ORS is majority (60%) owned by the Austrian public broadcaster ORF and is responsible for the DVB-T infrastructure in Austria.