The Spanish government is on the point of awarding licences for six new channels on the country’s digital terrestrial platform, with Atresmedia, Mediaset and Real Madrid set to capture licences for HD services, according to local reports.
The three will be awarded one HD licence each, according to the reports, while licences for three standard-definition channels will go to Grupo Secuoya, 13TV and Radio Blanca (Kiss FM).
When the government makes the awards official, the winners will have six months to begin transmitting the new channels.
The latest awards come in the wake of a long period of crises for Spain’s digital-terrestrial platform, with previous awards of licences by the previous government being annulled and the forced closure of existing services.
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