4. Prior hearing and consultation procedures carried out

By determination of 25 June 2015, ANACOM approved a draft decision on the definition of terrestrial coverage obligations to be included in the DTT RUF1 (MUX A)2 and decided to submit the referred DD to the prior hearing of MEO, under articles 100 and 101 of the former Administrative Procedure Code, interested parties having been given a period of 20 working days from the date of notification of the DD to respond, in writing. The DD was submitted also to the prior consultation procedure, under article 8 of ECL, also for 20 working days, in this case from the date on which the DD was made available at ANACOM’s website, for written comments from interested parties.

Having been notified for the purpose, MEO assessed the matter within the time set, having sent mail and email received at ANACOM on 31.07.2015.

By the deadline set for reception of comments (31.07.2015), the following contributions were received:

- Amitrónica, Lda (Amitronica);
- DTT Blog in Portugal (DTT Blog);
- Confederação Portuguesa dos Meios de Comunicação Social (CPMCS);
-  RÁDIO BAÍA, Sociedade de Radiodifusão, Lda. (Radio Baia).

A contribution from DECO - Associação Portuguesa para a Defesa do Consumidor (Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection) was received after the due date3, and for this reason it was not taken into consideration, although it has been made available at this Authority’s website together with other contributions.

The report of these consultation procedures was drawn up, being an integral part of this decision and including a summary of arguments presented by MEO in its assessment in the scope of the prior hearing, positions taken by the various DD stakeholders, as well as ANACOM’s views thereon.

1 Right of use for frequencies ICP-ANACOM No 6/2008.
2 Determination available at Draft decision on DTT terrestrial coverage obligationshttps://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1282553.
3 Contribution received on 05.08.2015.