Italy consults on voucher scheme for transition to DVB-T2

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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ROME — Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico – MiSE) has begun a public consultation on its proposal to offer a subsidy to citizens to enable the purchase of equipment suitable for DVB-T2 digital terrestrial TV reception.

The measure is one of several measures planned by MiSE to support the country’s transition from DVB-T to the DVB-T2. €151 million has been allocated to fund the scheme.

Subsidies will be disbursed from 2019 to 2022, the year in which the transition process to DVB-T2 transmission will be completed. The subsidy will take the form of a discount applied by the vendor on the sale price of compliant equipment. The discount will only be available to citizens falling into Italy’s ISEE I and II income (less than €21,265pa) brackets.

The scheme guidelines have been made available for public consultation for 30 days on the Ministry website.

The objective is to make the vouchers operational in November 2019.