The timetable for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Spain appears to be slipping.
El Pais reports that by the time the first June 30 deadline is reached, only 3 million of the planned 5.6 million people will be fully able to receive digital TV signals.
Essentially, four regions – Galicia, Castilla y Leon, Andalucia and the Basque Country – will not have met the switchover conditions of 81.3% of the population being able to receive digital signals.
Spain’s digital transition plan envisages 14.4 million people being able to watch digital TV services by the end of the year and the entire population by April 3, 2010.
Currently, over 67% of households in Spain receive DTT services.