Government stalls partial ASO in 2009

The new Italian government has put forward a proposal to allow the commercial broadcaster Mediaset to keep its analogue frequencies until analogue switch-off is completed in 2012.
Plans by the former Communications Minister, Paolo Gentiloni required broadcasters to hand back one of their analogue frequencies in 2009.
For Mediaset, this would have meant stopping broadcasting Rete 4 in analogue on the terrestrial platform.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 27th May 2008