DTT - Approval of a decision on alteration of Mux A channels

By determination of 9 March 2011, ANACOM approved the report of the prior hearing and general consultation procedures to which a draft decision of 22 December 2010, as well as a final decision regarding the alteration of some operating channels of Multiplexer A (Mux A) of the digital terrestrial television service (DTT), assigned to PT Comunicações, were submitted.

It was thus decided to alter the right of use for frequencies ICP-ANACOM No. 6/2008, replacing radio channels 61 (790-798 MHz), 64 (814-822 MHz) and 67 (838-846 MHz) of the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores for channel 54 (734-742 MHz) in Madeira and channels 48 (686-694 MHz), 49 (694-702 MHz) and 54 (742-750 MHz) in the Azores.

ANACOM decided on this same date to submit to the prior hearing and general consultation procedures a new draft decision, concerning the alteration of the DTT operating channel assigned for Mainland Portugal. The replacement of channel 67 (838-846 MHz) for channel 56 (750-758 MHz) is under consideration here.

This draft decision was submitted to the prior hearing of PTC, RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, SIC – Sociedade Independente de Comunicação, TVI – Televisão Independente, under provisions of the Administrative Procedure Code, as well as to the general consultation procedure, laid down in articles 8 and 20 of Law number 5/2004, of 10 February, with a period of 10 working days provided for both procedures. It was likewise decided to notify ERC - Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social (Regulatory Authority for the Media), which was given the same period to respond.

Comments must thus be received no later than 28 March 2011, and should preferably be sent by email to "alt.canais.tdt@anacom.pt".

Once the consultation process is concluded, the responses received will be published on this website; as such, respondents should clearly mark any items considered confidential.