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Bulgaria: Broadcasting license issued after EU called original tender uncompetitive

 |  May 7, 2013

After the European Commission found Bulgaria’s tender to issue a seventh digital multiplex license – which allows channels to be compressed into one broadcast frequency – to be anticompetitive, Bulgaria’s Communications Regulation Commission has announced that the license will go to Bulsatcom. Bulgaria was previously referred to the European Court of Justice concerning the tender after the European regulator found the process could potentially exclude other candidates for the license. Local reports say that the spectrum has yet to be released by the government, however, and it is therefore unclear when Bulsatcom will be able to increase competition in the market with its new license.

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