DTT deployment speeds up in Spain.

DTT is quickly taking off in Spain, according to official figures. The Ministry of Industry estimates that more than 3 million homes (9 million individuals) are currently receiving DTT. To May 31, 1,750,000 set-top-boxes were sold and 1.3 million homes were getting DTT channels through cable networks and more than 250,000 through Telefonica's IPTV service, Imagenio.

The Ministry claims that another 5.2 million homes would be also ready to receive the DTT signals if they had a DTT set-top-box, as the aerial adaptations have already been done. The digital migration must be completed before April 3, 2010, the analogue switch-off deadline. Currently, DTT covers 82 per cent of the country.