Italian media revenue crashes, down €1.6bn

Combined revenues of Italy’s media companies, including broadcasters and online players, fell by €1.6 billion last year, the territory’s media regulator reports. The year-on-year decline in 2012 meant total media companies’ revenue was €15.7 billion, according to AgCom’s annual report. This comes as Italy wrestles with political and economic turmoil following a series of national […]

Italy moves towards DTT auction

Italy’s communications authority AGCOM has approved final rules for the auction of its digital terrestrial television frequencies.  Amendments, brought in following a public consultation since the scheme was approved in November, include the stipulation that only new entrants or small operators can compete for all three DTT lots. The auction is for the frequencies that […]