Spain issues digital pay TV licences

Spanish television channels can apply for licences to broadcast digital pay television programmes, starting immediately, the government has said. Broadcasters applications for licences to offer digital pay TV programmes will be subject to approval by the cabinet, the Industry Ministry said. The Ministry clarified in a subsequent press release that it has not authorised concessions of digital pay TV yet and will not do so until the cabinet approves a report from its advisory council, known as El Consejo del Estado.

Spain has set 2010 as the cut off date for analogue television broadcasting to end.

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