Gentiloni warns against unauthorised use of released analogue spectrum

Italy’s minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned broadcasters that spectrum released when analogue transmissions are switched off will be advertised to new operators.
The minister was commenting in response to a written question from Mediaset, which plans to test the transmission of terrestrial HD on frequencies in the Cagliari region soon to be released when Raidue and Rete4 move to the digital platform. He is reported to have said that judicial measures will be used if necessary to stop un-authorised broadcasters using the released spectrum. He also called for co-operation among broadcasters saying that the number of available frequencies may be less than some parties are expecting.
Source: Ministry of Communications
Item added: 27th March 2007