Commercial broadcasters request lower DTT coverage limits

Commercial broadcasters in Spain are asking the government to reduce the level of DTT coverage required after analogue switch-off.
The existing law calls for a DTT coverage of 98% of the population by the public service broadcaster RTVE while commercial broadcasters must provide DTT coverage of 96% following analogue switch-off in 2010. Currently, DTT coverage in Spain stands at 80% of the population.
Commercial broadcasters would like to reduce their minimum DTT coverage requirement to 90% of the population.
Source: El País
Item added: 30th January 2007