The EU Court of Justice puts an end to proceedings concerning a measure of support for the development of digital television in a region of Spain (Cellnex)

By judgment on April 26, 2018, the Court of Justice put an end to proceedings concerning a measure of support for the development of digital television in a region of Spain with a low level of urbanisation. As a result of this judgment, the development in question cannot be considered a SGEI due to the lack of a clear definition of the service provided. In 2016, the Commission considered that this measure amounted to State aid and that it was incompatible with the internal market. In its reasoning, the European Commission considered that, in the absence of both a sufficiently precise definition of terrestrial platform exploitation as a public service and an act awarding the public service contract to an operator of a designated platform, the measure in question could not fall

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Philippe-Emmanuel Partsch, The EU Court of Justice puts an end to proceedings concerning a measure of support for the development of digital television in a region of Spain (Cellnex), 26 April 2018, e-Competitions April 2018, Art. N° 87077

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