Gentiloni calls for an open TV platform similar to Freeview in the UK

At the recent conference organised by the DGTVi, Communications Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, called for the creation of an open DTT platform similar to Freeview in the United Kingdom.
The new platform would be called ‘Tivu’ and Gentiloni hoped that new broadcasters would be able to provide services on the DTT platform.
In response to this a Mediaset representative announced that it was already developing two new channels for its existing DTT platforms, one devoted to TV serials and the other to news.
The Minister also announced that the analogue switch off date, 2012, could be achieved and went on to say that a frequency plan would be put together in early 2007.
Source: Ministry of Communications website
Item added: 29th August 2006