A significant tranche of Spanish viewers are not satisfied with the output of public broadcaster RTVE, according to a study by markets regulator the CNMC.
A lack of informative content was cited by 33% of those expressing dissatisfaction with RTVE.
Some 41% of Spaniards habitually watch the news content produced by La1, La2 and Canal 24h, a drop from previous surveys. Some 61% of Spaniars habitually view RTVE channels in general.
As elsehwere in Europe, older Spaniards are more likely to view the public broadcaster’s output. Some 76% of over 65s habitually view RTVE channels, compared with 30% of 16-24 year-olds.
Among households with children, some 38.5% said that the programming of RTVE kids channel Clan TV was varied and of quality, while 12% asserted the opposite. Among the latter, 53% cited a lack of educational and cultural content, while 46% cited the poor quality of content and 45% cited a lack of social and civic values in the content.
The CNMC surveyed 4,759 homes representing 8,880 individuals during the second quarter of this year.