No subsidies for DTV in North Rhine-Westphalia

The European Commission has decided that plans to finance part of the fees commercial broadcasters pay for the transmission of their programmes on the DVB-T network in North Rhine-Westphalia are not compatible with the EC state aid rules. The Commission said it fully supported the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, however, the proposed measures fail to identify properly the problem that requires state aid, and to choose appropriate and non-discriminatory means of funding.

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