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Romania delays DTT switchover by three years

Romania will cease broadcasting analogue TV transmission in 2015, not 2012 as previously planned, according to reports.

The government has confirmed that digital switchover will take place on January 1 2015, three years after the original date. According to the reports, the decision was made on May 11 but announced yesterday. The announcement comes a few weeks before Romania’s communications regulator ANCOM was due to receive bids from companies interested in the first two licences to operate multiplexes on the country’s DTT network.