Yet at the same time it recognised it cannot do anything about this situation. According to Bernardo Lorenzo, Secretary of State on Telecommunications, the national government can take action against illegal DTT national channels, but has made it for the autonomous regions the ones to actually make things happen.
Lorenzo highlighted the fact that in the regions 'there is a little bit of everything', on speaking about the actions taken by the different regional governments. So whereas some of them are more active against this type of problems others are not. 'Sometimes it is better and easier to coordinate to close down this type of channels and other times it is not either better nor easier to coordinate among the different regional governments' Lorenzo stated.
Spain’s national opposition party the Partido Popular (PP) said these channels are fundamentally not authorised to broadcast yet at the same time the contents they offer are not allowed by the General Law on the Audiovisual Communication in certain timetables. So the PP considers the proliferation of these channels as 'alarming'.