Spain: DTT migration on Oct 26

Spanish broadcasters will start to migrate to the new DTT frequencies on October 26th with simulcast transmissions on the current 800 Mhz frequencies.

Viewers will have to retune their TV sets through the remote control to search the channels, according to the Ministry of Industry. The Administration will launch from October 15th a massive public campaign to inform about the DTT migration as a result of the digital dividend.

With the DTT migration under way, around 1 million buildings in Spain, with 13 million homes representing 26 million Spaniards, will have to get their DTT aerials reset with a cost of €150 and €550 per building depending on the multiplexes with the Government paying them back from January up to a total of €286 million.

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