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Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce is working on the preparation of an official decree in order to assign the broadcasters complete digital-terrestrial multiplexes once analogue switch off happens on April 3, according to official sources.

The Technical Plan for the DTT forecasts afer the national analogue switch off the national private broadcasters will have access to a complete mux made of four channels each, with two muxes for the national public broadcaster RTVE. At the same time every autonomous region will have two complete muxes.

miguel_sebastianMiguel Sebastián, minister of this department, said his office was already working on this plan, taking into account the new sharing of frequencies as a consequence of allocating part of these frequences to the telco operators for mobile telephony.

The minister also declared himself "very satisfied" with the rhythm of DTT implementation in Spain with fewer than two months before analogue switch off in the whole country.

Latest figures for DTT implementation reflect 98% of the country's population already have digital coverage. And 90% of homes have a DTT connexion with some 27 million DTT boxes have been sold out so far.

Other important figures are the 36,000 work posts that DTT employs and the €12,000 million it generates for the country's economy.

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