AGCOM recommends frequencies for small broadcasters

Communications regulator AGCOM has recommended that broadcasters RAI and Mediaset be required to release their unused frequencies to make them available for small broadcasters.
The regulator claims that RAI and Mediaset control 40% of the existing analogue TV frequencies between them, making it difficult for new companies to enter the market.
While the recommendation is non-binding, the government could force some action if the companies do not comply with the request.
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Item added: 7th November 2007