Romania awards digital licences

By Chris Dziadul

August 19, 2009

Romania has taken a major step in its transition from analogue to digital broadcasting by awarding digital licences to the public channels TVR1 and TVR2.

According to Media Expres, this followed a short debate at the National Audiovisual Council (CNA) about whether to also award licences to the nine remaining public channels, one of which transmits in HD and five are regional.

Romania’s first DTT multiplex is likely to include the five leading commercial channels – Pro TV, Antena 1, Prima TV, Kanal D and Realitatea – as well as TVR1 and TVR2.

Its operator, due to be chosen by ANCOM, will most probably be the national transmission company Radiocommunicatii.