Satellite DTH to be used to complete DTT coverage

Geographical problems and signal interference from illegal TV channels are given as reasons for the Ministry of Industry starting a study on the use of satellite transmissions to complete Spain’s DTT coverage. Broadcasters who are committed to meeting coverage targets are hoping that the Government will pick up any additional cost needed to provide the fill in satellite coverage.
By April 2010, private TV must make their DTT transmissions available to 96% of the population, with public channels reaching 98%.
Recent figures from Impulsa TDT put DTT coverage at 89.15% and by the end of December 2008 at 90%. This will further increase to 93% by July 2009.
Source: Advanced
Item added: 23rd September 2008