Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is proposing to close down Teledeporte, its DTT sports TV channel, and turn it into a streaming service only available online.
The move is aimed at cutting costs in the TV group, saving some €20 million a year. RTVE pays around €5 million a year to Cellnex, the domestic broadcasting agency, for each of its DTT signals. With the decision, RTVE could only operate one multiplex including its four DTT channels -La 1, La 2, Clan and Canal 24 Horas.
Teledeporte currently has a poor audience rate of 0.4 per cent with around 40,000 viewers on average.