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U.K. bids on Spanish TV.

A U.K. company joined a consortium in the bidding for a digital terrestrial television license in Spain. Carlton Communications, which delivers digital terrestrial TV to the U.K. through On Digital, entered into a partnership with the group led by Retevision, the Spanish telephone company. Telecom Italia and Spain's utility company, Endesa, has also joined the group.

Government officials in Spain opened bidding for the license in January and should choose a digital signal distributor by the end of this month.

Existing television operators in Spain were excluded from the bidding processu Reportedly, Spain's cable and satellite pay-TV market is 2.5 million homes strong, representing only 20 percent of the customer base.
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Title Annotation:Carlton Communications
Publication:Video Age International
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jun 1, 1999
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