Digital TV spectrum divided
Italy’s digital television legislation moved further forward recently after two parliamentary committees approved proposals on how the country’s digital spectrum should be allocated, according to Broadband TV News.
Article 3 of the legislation covers what should happen to spectrum currently occupied by RAI Due and Mediaset’s Rete 4. Both broadcasters had been attempting to retain the capacity after the analogue switch off, but it now seems likely that part of the spectrum will go to the lesser-known Europa & channel.
RAI and Mediaset also have to face a reduction in the time needed to establish the nationwide digital network from 15 to 9 months. It will also become compulsory that all TV’s sold in Italy must be equipped with a digital tuner.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 8th August 2007