Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tougher action against Dutch pirate stations

The Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands (AT) is stepping up action to prevent illegal radio broadcasts. The agency will not only close down stations that are on the air without permit, but will also target aerial towers “obviously intended for illegal broadcasts”.

As a first step, AT inspectors will pay warning visits to land and home owners on whose premises suspicious constructions are spotted. “If these are used illegally, they will be fined 2,500 euros plus a conditional fine of 2,250.” The total fine that illegal broadcasters risk “can total up to 33,750 euros”, according to AT spokesman Gernant Deekens.

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(via Radio Netherlands Media Network)


Anonymous said...

It's a pity that Ofcom don't take the same action against the FM pirates in London, they are a real pain when they are too close to legit stations.

Anonymous said...

On the contrary,I think Ofcom should take action against the legal stations interfering with the Pirates.............they are a real pain!

Anonymous said...

I agree. The BBC take too much space up on the FM band, 2 MHZ per station and you can hear 10 relays of each station .. what a waste of spectrum!