Greek regulator EETT said it's working with municipalities and broadcasters to put an end to continued use of analogue broadcast transmitters in the country. While the country has officially switched to digital TV, a number of broadcasters have agreed contracts with local authorities to continue to operate analogue transmitters in order to boost coverage. As the local authorities do no have licences for the spectrum, these transmitters are in violation of the law, the EETT said. While the transmitters may provide services, they must not interfere with mobile or armed forces communications in adjacent spectrum bands.
The regulator has sent several letters to municipalities across the country asking for more information and compliance. It will suspend any associated fines until an agreement can be reached on transitioning the analogue transmitters to digital. It also asked municipalities operating digital transmitters to implement the required legal specifications and integrate the services in networks of public and private broadcasters.