Spain’s national private broadcasters reach agreement to push DTT -
Spain’s national private broadcasters reach agreement to push DTT
Iñaki Ferreras | 25-08-2012
Spain’s national private broadcasters in the UTECA association have reached an agreement with the government to promote digital terrestrial television (DTT).
The agreement includes a firm commitment for high definition and the introduction of innovative services on DTT that will take advantage of fourth generation (4G) mobile telephony, which is due to be introduced in January 2014. It also aims to promote the development of HDTV and new services, and the equipment manufacturing industry and associated technologies.
"This agreement is based on the principles of effectiveness and economic efficiency, in a context of budgetary austerity and in driving technological development as a source of wealth and growth through maximum utilisation of the radio spectrum. This is lowered from six to five the number assigned to multiple private TV operators," explained UTECA.