Analogue switch-off timetable approved by cabinet
The Spanish cabinet has approved the digital migration plan for analogue switch-off which will begin next year and finish in 2010.
Analogue switch-off will be progressively implemented in four phases.
Switch off begins in 2008 for one per cent of the population (switching off in Soria and A Fonsagrada), reaching 12 per cent by mid 2009 and 32.4 per cent by the end of that year. The process will be completed in April 2010.
The country has been divided into 73 technical areas with a total of 90 transition projects, in three different groups: areas with less than 500,000 inhabitants and high DTT coverage; regions with 500,000 to 700,000 inhabitants; and the third group more than 700,000 inhabitants
Source: advanced-television.com (David Del Valle)
Item added: 14th September 2007