The EU Commission confirms that Spain needs to recover incompatible aid from certain digital terrestrial operators

State aid: Commission confirms that Spain needs to recover incompatible aid from certain digital terrestrial operators* The Commission has concluded that the aid received by terrestrial operators for the digitisation and extension of the terrestrial television network in remote areas of Spain was against EU State aid rules. Following the annulment of a 2013 Commission decision, the additional investigation has confirmed that, between 2005 and 2008, the operators of terrestrial platforms received an incompatible selective advantage over their competitors using other technologies, in breach of the principle of technological neutrality. Spain now has to recover the incompatible aid. Following an additional in-depth investigation, the Commission confirmed that the measures adopted by

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European Commission, The EU Commission confirms that Spain needs to recover incompatible aid from certain digital terrestrial operators, 10 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101130

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