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Spanish govt accused of favouring pay-TV

Wednesday 11 June 2014 | 10:09 CET | News
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Spain's free to air TV association UTECA has accused the Spanish government of favouring pay-TV over free to air TV, above all following last month's closure of 9 DTT channels. "It seems that the government's intention is to destroy free to air TV channels", said Andres Armas, general director of UTECA. Armas believes that pay-TV is being offered as the only alternative and that the government is even requiring consumers to bear the cost of the new DTT migration that will follow the completion of the so-called digital dividend by 01 January 2015. According to UTECA, the government has

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