Honduras: Auction of 36 TV Frequencies

The National Telecommunications Commission has convened a public tender to operate a Free Television Broadcasting service in different parts of the country.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The tender conditions will be available from June 24 until July 5 at the Conatel offices operating in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula for the amount of $246.

"In zone 1 five channels will be distributed, in zone 2 a total of six channels, in zone 3 three channels, in zone 4 seven channels, in zone 5 nine channels and in zone 9 six channels, totaling 36 channels," noted an article in Latribuna.hn.

"Also being convened is a specific competition called national system in the areas 1, 2, 3, 4.5 and 9 with one channel for each area".

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