ISSN: 20404182
First published in 2010
3 issues per volume
Volume 1 Issue 3
Cover Date: September 2010
Digital terrestrial television roll-out policies in Spain and the changing television scene in the context of analogue switch-off
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Authors:  María-Jesús Díaz-González And  Isabel Fernández Alonso 
DOI: 10.1386/jdtv.1.3.289_1

Keywords
television market,digitalization,broadcasting policy,analogue switch-off,Spain,DTT,

Abstract
This article describes and analyses the digital terrestrial television roll-out polices developed and applied in Spain by conservative and socialist governments (Partido Popular [19962004] and Partido Socialista Obrero Espaol [20042010], respectively) from the end of the 1990s until the analogue switch-off in April 2010. It also considers, from national, regional and local perspectives, the implications of this digitalization process for the terrestrial television scene in Spain. Finally, it points to a number of pending public policy issues and potential market trends. As a result of this process, Spain has become one of the first large Western European countries with a predominantly terrestrial television model to switch off analogue broadcasts.
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