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Television in the regions: Spain and the United Kingdom

Authors: Deirdre KEVIN, European Audiovisual Observatory 04/05/2015
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Television in the regions: Spain and the United Kingdom

The European Audiovisual Observatory recently completed two snapshot studies on regional and local TV in the United Kingdom and Spain. These countries represent two very different TV landscapes.

Spain has a long tradition of having a multitude of local television channels, while the UK has only recently started to develop a local TV system over digital terrestrial television. See the reports for more details on the regional channels and their programming, and for an overview of the impact of the economic crisis on the Spanish sector. Discover where regional TV channels are more popular than the national TV channels.