Italy delays switch-off to 2012

Paolo Gentiloni, Italy’s Minister of Telecommunications has confirmed that the country’s analogue switch-off date will be put back four years from December 2008 to 2012.
He said that the original date was un-realistic. At the same time he also announced the introduction of a new rule that will force distributors to sell, only DTT ready TV sets, from next year.
GfK Eurisko released figures in July estimating the total number of Italian households with DTT decoders at 4.9 million and the total number of TV households in Italy at 21 million.
Source: Rapid TV
Item added: 2nd October 2007