Spanish Public Broadcasting. Defining traits and future challenges following analogue television switch-off

Isabel Fernández Alonso, Montse Bonet, Josep Àngel Guimerà, Alborch Federica, Mercè Díez


This article describes and analyses the defining traits of the Spanish public broadcasting system (radio and television stations with local, regional and national coverage) at a time when analogue television had been switched off and the digitalisation process of terrestrial radio was in a state of stagnation. The article also considers the future challenges faced by the sector in a country that, in the western-European context, has an unparalleled number of public operators.


public broadcasting; history of broadcasting; terrestrial televison switch-off; Spain

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