*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to enable the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting, the Spanish authorities adopted measures between 2005 and 2009 to finance the roll-out of digital terrestrial television (DTT). Background In 2009, the Commission received a complaint from a European satellite operator and the operator Radiodifusión Digital and opened two procedures concerning this financing: one concerning the whole of Spain with the exception of the community of Castilla-La Mancha, and the other specifically concerning the latter. Although the measures are the same, the case of the Community of Castile-La Mancha presented several aspects justifying this separate
CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – GENERAL COURT – ECONOMIC ACTIVITY – ADVANTAGE
Service of general economic interest: The General Court of the European Union confirms the European Commission’s decision declaring that the grant to operators for the deployment of digital terrestrial television in the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha constitutes a State aid, incompatible with the internal market (Albertis Telecom Terrestre et Telecom Castilla-La Mancha)
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