Anacom reconsidering DTT tender

31 Jul 2008

Following calls from rival bidder Airplus, the Portuguese regulator Anacom has announced that it will review the tender for licences for pay-DTT TV broadcast services and free-to-air DTT channels. TeleGeography reported on 10 July that Anacom had granted Portugal Telecom (PT) licences for both services and that PT planed to launch commercial services from April 2009. However, Swedish-owned Airplus has complained, claiming Anacom’s jury president, Carlos Eduardo do Rego da Costa Salema, had a vested interest in granting the licences to PT as his daughter and brother are part of the PT management and he is the CEO of the Telecommunications Institute, which receives financial backing from PT.

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