The Spanish supreme court (El Tribunal Supremo) has dismissed the measures requested by Telefónica, Vodafone and ONO to stop the annual tax of 0.9% of their gross operating revenue to finance public broadcaster RTVE. The Ministry of the Presidency noted that the verdict reaffirms its full confidence in the legality of the law on financing […]
The European Commission will this week formally give the Spanish government two months to amend its controversial law on the financing of the public broadcaster RTVE. The Commission believes the so-called ‘Telco tax’, introduced to compensate the PSB for a loss in advertising revenues, to be illegal.
DIGITAL SWITCHOVER STRATEGIES – LONDON. Spain’s national public broadcaster RTVE will deploy two DTT multiplexes this year, one of which will carry the proprietary channel TVE HD.
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation under the EU state aid rules into the new tax based funding system for the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE.