Television programming licence round discontinued until further notice
FICORA has decided, for its part, to discontinue the ongoing round of granting programming licences for terrestrial TV operations. Besides the UHF band, the suspension also applies to programming licences granted for the VHF network and the local multiplex of the Ostrobothnia region. Programming licences in different terrestrial networks are related and should be considered together. Therefore, all programming licences in terrestrial networks will be granted at the same time after the new network licence round for UHF multiplexes B, C and D is completed.
In early 2016, FICORA invited programming companies to apply for a programming licence in any terrestrial television network in Finland. The number of licence applications submitted primarily for UHF multiplexes exceeded the available capacity and therefore, FICORA referred all applications for the UHF band to the Government for decision in May.
Henriikka Rosti, Legal Counsel, tel. +358 295 390 326
Markus Mettälä, Head of Fixed Radiocommunication Networks, tel. +358 295 390 439
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