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Spain: DTT public tender demanded

June 13, 2014

From David Del Valle in Madrid

Infraestructuras and Gestion 2002, the Spanish company which took the DTT case to the Supreme Court leading to the closure of nine DTT channels, has started legal proceedings to force the Ministry of Industry into a public tender to award the nine DTT licences to possible new bidders.

The public tender should be called in a period of three to six months, according to the company, with November 6th as the deadline.

The company says that the government is obliged by law to put the DTT licences to tender in compliance with the current DTT Technical Plan that provides 24 DTT channels with a nationwide coverage. Currently, following the closure of the licences, there are only 15 DTT channels with a national coverage.

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