First Regional licence awarded

The Government of Andalusia, in southern Spain, has awarded the first DTT licences, with regional coverage.
Media Group Prisa, shareholder in Sogecable who own the Local TV network Localia and Vocento, shareholder in Tele 5, have been granted one DTT channel each. Both channels are to be in operation by the end of the year or early 2008 and will cover 80% of the Andalusian population.
Two additional regional channels will be operated and managed by state owned RTVA, Canal Sur and La 2 de Andalusia.
Source: advanced television
Item added: 21st March 2007