Euronews seeks digital terrestrial license in Spain.

Posted: 23 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"Following the exit of Spanish state broadcaster RTVE from the Euronews consortium, the news channel is now actively pursuing a digital terrestrial licence in the country. Euronews has been struggling to get distribution in the country following the withdrawal of RTVE in 2007. With Spain now holding the rotating presidency of the European Union, the channel believes it to be the right time to target to the Spanish audience once more. 'We do not understand that Spain does not support a single European news channel,' said Euronews president Philippe Cayla to Spanish newspaper ABC. ... According Cayla, 'a satisfactory solution would be a DTT licence for Euronews.'" Robert Briel, Broadband TV News, 21 February 2010. Even without RTVE, Euronews continues to have a Spanish service, which I think includes Spanish audio under the Euronews video.