Demands for ASO delay
Spain’s largest TV group, Sogecable, has asked the Spanish Government to postpone the analogue switch-off according to advanced-television.com.
The reason given for postponing the April 3, 2010 date is the “inability” of the market to meet the deadline.
The CEO of the cablegroup hinted that Spaniards are uninterested in DTT justifying this by saying that DTT penetration was only 30% whilst actual coverage was 85%. He also criticised the regulatory lack of clarity as to whether certain pay-TV services will be allowed to be distributed through the DTT network or not. Both Sogecable and Mediaset-controlled Tele 5 have already rejected this possibility.
Main source: advanced-television.com
Item added: 12th May 2008