Austria bids for Bulgarian station

By FNE Staff

    ORS, the Austrian company Oesterreichische Rundfunksender, is reviving its bid for Bulgarian telecom Vivacom's broadcasting unit, NURTS.

    The ORF's earlier bid (in 2008) expired due to a delay in procedures by the Bulgarian government's regulatory body. The ORF won the first tender at a reported price of 80 million euro, along with the promise to invest another 100 million euro in upgrades.

    ORS provides analogue and digital broadcasting services in Austria. Bulgaria is committed to making the EU deadline to digital broadcasting by 2012.