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Spain to finance DTT retuning

May 4, 2011

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The Ministry of Industry is to devote €800 million to finance DTT retuning following the re-allocation of DTT multiplexes’ frequencies as a result of the so-called digital dividend. That amount will be allocated from the public tenders to allocate the digital dividend with which the Government plans to collect between €1.5 billion to €2 billion.

The Government will also oversee the legal obligation of TV broadcasters of reaching a minimum DTT coverage of 98 per cent, in case of public broadcasters, and 96 per cent concerning private TV channels.

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