UTECA asks for TDT public channels cut

UTECA the association of commercial broadcasters in Spain has called on the government to cut the number of available public channels in half to allow commercial DTT broadcasters to compete.
As well as requesting this and other measures to allow them to fairly compete with the public service broadcasters they are also asking that the requirement for them to provide coverage to 96% of the population be dropped to 90% with the government picking up the cost for the last 6%.
Source: El Mundo
Item added: 11th November 2008