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ma_hshThe local media authority of German federal states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, MA HSH, has unsuccessfully ended its tender to allocate DTT capacity to radio stations. The interest from radio broadcasters was very low, so it was decided not proceed with the allocation, the media authority said in a statement.

Instead, a new tender was opened to grant the capacity to a TV channel with interested parties invited to submit their applications before March 19. “The response to our tenders of DTT frequencies is clear: There is very strong demand for the distribution of TV channels, but there seems to be little additional value for the radio industry,” said MA HSH director Thomas Fuchs.

The capacity in the DTT packages in the cities of Hamburg, Lübeck and Kiel, which would have offered space for 16 digital radio stations, was tendered by MA HSH in December 2009. After Berlin and Leipzig, Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein would have been the third German region with DTT radio. In all other areas, the line-up only includes TV channels.

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