Denmark Auctions Off Radio Licence

Five media groups were expected to bid for a radio broadcast license being auctioned by the Danish government on Wednesday after it was returned by Sky Radio.

The network, part of Rupert Murdoch’s Austrialia-based News Corp., closed its Danish operation in November complaining that the government had not provided promised national radio coverage.

The bidders are Sweden’s Modern Times Group, Luxembourg-based SBS Broadcast and Netherlands-based Talpa Radio International, as well as Denmark’s TV2 channel and Berlingske Officin.

Bidding for the nationwide channel will begin at USD 859,000, according to the government’s Radio and Television Board’s auctioning material.

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