The Austrian Communications Authority is bidding for a new VHF radio coverage area in the capital Vienna. The application for a broadcasting license covering the "Danube Canal 93.60 MHz" can be submitted until January 11, 2021, at 1:00 pm.
Currently, there are no VHF radio programs broadcast on 93.6 MHz in Vienna. A market participant applied to the Communications Administration to use the frequency, and the company is currently in the process of public bidding for the frequency in accordance with the law. The frequency management department of the Bureau of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Regulations checked the technical applicability of the frequency and took over the radio coordination of the Communications Administration with the affected neighboring countries Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Radio programs with 100 watts of transmit power can now be broadcast on 93.6 MHz in Vienna without interfering with other television stations in Germany or neighboring countries.
KommAustria will invite tenders for coverage in accordance with Article 13, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 3 of the Private Broadcasting Act. From 12:00 am on October 30, 2020, the tender documents can be viewed on the website of the Austrian Broadcasting and Telecommunications Regulatory Agency. The deadline for application is 1pm on January 11, 2021.