|Extension of the Spanish digital terrestrial television|
The end of all analog TV transmissions in Spain (also known as the “analog blackout”) is scheduled for April 3rd 2010. From this day, only digital TV signals which meet TDT (acronym for digital terrestrial TV in Spanish) standards will be sent.
Apart from the adjustments needed to be done in individual and collective reception systems and in TV receivers, those who are currently users of analog TV will have to have changed to TDT by the time of the switch to digital broadcasting. This is why license dealers have gradually increased the area of coverage of TDT, always fulfilling the objectives set for each phase of the expansion. By April 3rd, 98% of public broadcasting systems and 96% of private ones in the country, both those of national and regional diffusion must be TDT compatible.
In order to increase coverage to a level as close as possible to 100% of the population before April 3rd 2010 and, keeping in mind that the establishment and management of telecommunication networks and their resources are part of the main aims of GIT, the local government of the Principality of Asturias has delegated the set up of TDT equipment and the update of its infrastructure at the 350 locations which are still covered by analog signals to GIT.
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