Court challenge for Spain’s DTT tender
May 7, 2015
Spanish company Infraestructuras y Gestión 2002 has challenged the recently-approved new DTT public tender to award six DTT channels before the Supreme Court – the same Court that ruled on the closure of nine DTT channels and has still to decide the future of another eight DTT channels.
The company argues that free competition and pluralism are not being respected because of the conditions set in the tender. According to the company, the obligation of a €6 million bank guarantee (to be returned after the assessment of all bids) and revenues of €2.5 million over the last two years will prevent potential bidders from applying for a DTT licence.
Moreover, the company claims that the bidders should have the right to gain only one DTT licence, instead of two as stated, to guarantee pluralism in line with the spirit of the public tender.