Greece has issued tender documents for 7 nationwide digital ‘general content’ TV licences. Other content genres will be announced later.
The tender says that the licences will be good for 10 years. Applications have until January 8th 2018 to file their plans.
Applications have to be accompanied with a letter of guarantee for €3.5 million which must be valid for one year from its date of issue.
Only one licence will be granted per applicant – in other words applicants cannot apply for multiple licences.
The new licences follow on from a bitter dispute between existing broadcasters and the Greek government. A previous scheme to issue just four national digital licences was overturned at Greece highest court back in January 2017, and almost caused a general election. Licences already granted were cancelled.