Consultation on amendments to DTT right of use of frequencies (MUX A)

On 22 September 2016, ANACOM approved a draft decision on amending the conditions attached to the right of use of frequencies allocated to MEO - Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia S.A. (MEO) for the digital terrestrial television broadcasting service (DTT) - Multiplexer A (MUX A).

The determinations of Resolution of Council of Ministers no. 37-C/2016 of 8 July and of Law no. 33/2016 of 24 August, as regards the reservation of capacity on MUX A and as regards the prices applicable to the DTT signal transmission and broadcasting service, call for amendment of the conditions attached to Right of Use of Frequencies ICP-ANACOM no. 06/2008 (allocated on a national basis to MEO).

These amendments need to be incorporated into the corresponding authorisation title, whereby approval was also given to the draft title, which will re-issued to enshrine this right of use of frequencies.

This draft decision was submitted to the prior hearing of interested parties (MEO, RTP, SIC, TVI and ARTV - Canal Parlamento) under the terms of Código de Procedimento Administrativo (Administrative Proceeding Code) and also to the general consultation procedure, as under article 8 of LCE - Lei das Comunicações Eletrónicas (Electronic Communications Law

Under both procedures, interested parties are granted a period of 20 working days to comment (in writing and in Portuguese). As such, comments should be sent no later than 21 October 2016 by email to consulta-duftdt@anacom.ptmailto:consulta-duftdt@anacom.pt1.

Once the consultation process has been concluded, the contributions received will be made public. Therefore, for the purposes of publication on this website, interested parties should also submit a non-confidential version of their responses excluding any items considered confidential.

1 Each email may contain one or more files as long as the total size of all files does not exceed 10 megabytes and, if necessary, comments may be divided into two or more emails.