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Spain DTT grants confirmed as illegal state aid

Thursday 26 November 2015 | 15:35 CET | News
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The European Union's General Court has declared that the EUR 260 million of public funding granted by Spain to DTT operators between 2005 and 2009 was indeed illegal, upholding a June 2013 decision by the European Commission. The EC's 2013 decision followed a complaint lodged by satellite operator SES Astra alleging that the Spanish government favoured DTT operators when it came to funding transition from analogue to digital TV in rural areas. In its decision, the EC ruled that the grants amounted to state aid because they selectively favoured operators of terrestrial platforms, in breach of

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: European Commission / SES Astra
Countries: Spain
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