The Italian government is thinking about how it could restructure its Digital Television frequencies in order to boost public revenue.
DTT frequencies are currently assigned without a fee based on criteria set by Italian telecommunications regulator Agcom and the Industry Ministry.
the Ministry of Economic Development started a so called beauty contest procedure. A commission of experts appointed by the Ministry shall draw a ranking of the applications of the applicant broadcasters (according to higher or lesser compliance to some requirements) and grant the frequencies according to such ranking.
Actually, in the meantime, 4 appeals has been filed before the competent court .
Industry minister Corrado Passera said the current “beauty contest” could be reviewed, but in fact nothing happened since today..Fulvio Sarzana
Studio Legale Roma Sarzana & Associati