Polish Radio has announced tender to provide DAB+ services, reports Rpkom.pl. The contract for operating digital channels shall amount to EUR 850,000 and be concluded for a period of three years. Applications should be submitted by 22 October. The only criterion is price. Polish Radio willl pay for the services from radio subscriptions; the national Radio and TV Council KRRiT has allocated PLN 10 million for this purpose for 2014.
Thanks to digital audio broadcasting (DAB+), Polish Radio will be able to broadcast its current five channels (four Polish Radio channels and Polish Radio International Service), five new channels (the news radio station PR24, Music Radio Rhythm, Radio Retro, the science, technology and history station Eureka, and family channel Radio Dwarf) as well as a number of regional channels.
In October, Polish Radio will launch digital broadcasting of the following channels: PR, PR24, Radio Rhytm, the regional RdC and Radio Katowice. From October until December, Emitel will broadcast the signal. Emitel won the tender for the services a week ago. The only criterion was price. Polish Radio planned to pay PLN 369,000 and Emitel proposed PLN 327,000. No other operator applied in the tender.
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