A total of nine Terrestrial Digital Television channels are set to close down by May 6th 2014 as a result of a 2012 Supreme Court ruling that cancelled out the concession of additional channels to existing broadcasters on the grounds that the concession was made without a public bid and that new operators were therefore deprived of a chance to join the market.
The Council has signed an agreement with the Innovation and Development Agency to install a repeater in Maro to improve the TDT reception in the area.
The company Abertis Telecom has been carrying out various tests in Nerja and Maro to try and improve the TDT TV signal in the area. There have been a lot of complaints of poor or even no reception of the digital TV signal since the shutdown of the old analogue service.
Five months after the switch from analogue TV to the new TDT, there are still areas in the Axarquia where the signal is non-existent or, at best, intermittent, one of these areas being the village of Maro.
The Mayor of Nerja takes over the presidency of the company Televisión Digital Terrestre Axarquía-Almijara S.A. on Friday as required by statute. The previous holder of the post was the Mayor of Torrox.
During the next few days, 72 municipalities in Málaga province will see the disappearance of the old analogue TV signal with the progressive introduction of TDT – Terrestrial Digital Television. Yet despite massive publicity campaigns, thousands still do not have proper access to TDT for various reasons.
According to the latest available information, the analogue TV signal in Nerja will be switched off on Wednesday March 10th after several delays to the original schedule.
Another eight municipalities are due to say farewell to the old analogue TV system this week, these are Torremolinos, Vélez, Nerja, Coín, Monda, Torrox, Frigiliana and Guaro.
The Councillor for Consumer Affairs, Andrés Márquez, has sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Telecommunications to request that checks be carried out to ensure that TDT television signals reach every home in Nerja.
The appearance of bogus gas inspectors is a regular occurrence all over the place, these fraudsters preying mainly on unwary foreigners and the elderly. Now, with the advent of TDT (Terrestrial Digital Television), another opportunity to fleece the unwary has emerged.