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Uruguay to tender new DTT channels

Monday 14 January 2013 | 10:29 CET | News
The Uruguayan govenrment is planning to call a tender for three new private channels, two community and two public, as part of its digital TV strategy, which aims to encourage the production of domestic content. The plan being developed by the Regulatory Unit of Communications Services (URSEC) has been questioned by existing private broadcasters, who say that the Uruguyan advertising market cannot sustain more new channels. The government expects at least 50 percent and gives preference to those applicants who provide 75 percent of domestic production. Local daily El Observador reports

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