Switch off in Sardinia and Val D’Aosta set for 2008

The Minister for Communication, Paolo Gentiloni, has announced the postponement of analogue switch off   from 31 July to 1st March 2008 in Sardinia and to the 1st October 2008 in theValle d’Aosta. The decision was made because large sectors of the population have not yet obtained decoders for DTT.
Gentiloni went on to say that “the switchover phase from anaologue to digital terrestrial will be longer than planned and that the government will work together with broadcasting companies in each region to achieve the new dates. Firm commitment is also needed to expand the range of digital TV products currently on offer”
In order to keep to the new “switch-off” deadline, the Ministry of Communications, the Sardinia Region, the Valle d’Aosta Region and the DGTV have signed two new protocols of understanding which redefine reciprocal commitments to implement all that is required for the switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting.
Source: Communicazioni.it
Item added: 4th July 2006