Government allocates €120 million for digital switchover
The Italian Government has agreed to set aside €120 million over the next three years to help with the transition from analogue to digital television.
Minister of Communications, Paolo Gentiloni, believes that the €120 million allocated in the Budget represents “a reasonable figure,” however he went on to say that “further resources will be needed”.
Gentiloni also remarked that the 2012 analogue switch-off deadline set by the EU is “too close”. He noted that for analogue switch-off to take place, DTT coverage would need to increase to the full population. Currently, DTT services are available to 70% of the population.
Main source: advanced-television.com
Item added: 8th November 2006