Seven to be awarded, broad­cast council says

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A new com­pe­ti­tion for pri­vate tele­vi­sion li­censes will award seven per­mits, the Na­tional Broad­cast­ing Council (ESR) de­cided yes­ter­day. The new ten­der fol­lows a rul­ing by the Council of State last Oc­to­ber that deemed as un­con­sti­tu­tional a govern­ment-su­per­vised com­pe­ti­tion in Septem­ber of last year that awarded just four li­censes, leav­ing sev­eral pri­vate chan­nels fac­ing an un­cer­tain fu­ture. Hav­ing cham­pi­oned the auc­tion for TV li­censes as part of its in­tended crack­down on cor­rup­tion and vested in­ter­ests, the govern­ment faced an em­bar­rass­ing climb­down after the court rul­ing.

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