More DTT channels for Portugal?
October 26, 2012
From Branislav Pekic in Rome
Portugal could have more than 30 Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) channels, some of them in HD, if the frequency spectrum vacated with the end of analogue TV is assigned to broadcasters, according to a report by local daily Correio de Manha.
The National Communications Authority (Anacom) has asked the operators and the media regulator (ERC) to comment on the matter in order to inform Brussels about what Portugal plans to do with its digital dividend.
An Anacom source told the paper that the existing DTT channels (RTP 1, RTP 2, SIC and TVI) occuply “little room” and that some of the spectrum freed up with the analogue switch-off has already been occupied by LTE.