Broadcasters expected to call for a delay to the Analogue TV switch off date

Spanish Broadcasters are reported to be planning to ask the government to delay the analogue TV switch-off date from the planned 3 April 2010. Broadcasters are said to be pessimistic towards the DTT market after a reduction in DTT receiver sales in the first two months of 2006. Sales up to Christmas were exceptional with 500-600 thousand receivers being sold and the drop in sales after Christmas is to be expected.
Broadcasters have been complaining about the lack of financial support from the government to help with the development of the DTT market and the call for a delay may be part of negotiations for more help.
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Item added: 13th March 2006