Italian digital TV subsidy
The Italian government has announced plans to provide subsidies of up to €200 on the purchase of new television sets that feature a digital tuner.
Legislation is required before the subsidies can be put in place and some opposition still has to be overcome before it can be implemented, but it is hoped that the law will be passed ahead of the start of the football season in September when sales of new TV traditionally rise.
Some five million Italians change their TV sets each year.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 16th July 2007