Portugal: Digital TV Controversy

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Hugo Ferro

The process of implementing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Portugal, which has replaced the traditional television transmission signal since April 2012, has brought the population countless problems and has, in many cases, deprived it of access to the four general free-to-air channels.A PhD thesis on the process of implementing DTT, presented on 30 October, 2012, at the University of Minho, indicated that the National Communications Authority ANACOM favoured private company Portugal Telecom (PT) in the DTT tender and did not take action in some cases which exploited the population.Read the full article