Iceland: National broadcaster to broadcast via satellite
Friday, February 2nd, 2007

According to a report in Iceland Review Online, Iceland’s Ministry of Transport, national broadcaster RUV and Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor signed an agreement on 1 February to broadcast RUV via satellite. These broadcasts are to enable those living in rural areas and on ships better reception of RUV’s radio and television programmes.
The agreement is part of the Transport Ministry’s 2005-2010 telecommunications plan. The ministry estimates the project will cost about 1.7m euros over the next three years. RUV is scheduled to start broadcasting via satellite in April this year. Its transmissions will potentially be able to be received in north-western Europe.

(Source: Iceland ReviewOnline, Reykjavik, in English 2 Feb 07 via BBC Monitoring)