There will be aid of up to 400 euros for those affected by the DTT blackout in Castilla y León

On February 14, Valentine's Day to make matters worse, there was anew television blackout and Several current DTT channels were no longer visible on television screens, in a measure aimed at improving the general image quality of the channels. Objective: definitively eliminate all those that do not offer a minimum of quality.

Thus, all the channels that were not broadcasting on that date in HD would disappear from DTT, simple as that. It doesn't matter if they were 720p HD or 1080p FullHD, because all the channels that If they would like to continue being available on DTT they should update their quality to offer this minimum, or they would disappear, as has happened, so in those televisions “old” that are not prepared to capture the channels with this quality, the new channels will not be able to be seen.

This has caused many homes in Castilla y León, especially in rural areas, to be left in the “dark” cWith this new blackout, they must pay to adapt their installations and satellite receivers to be able to watch television.

For this reason, from the autonomous government, and in the absence of a response from the Sánchez Executive – the Board sent the Ministry a manifesto signed by all the Provincial Councils except that of León reiterating the “urgency” to provide a solution to this need without success- They have decided to take the bull by the horns and have launched an aid line for those affected by the DTT blackout in SD format, who will be eligible for aid of up to 400 euros to adapt your facilities and satellite receivers and be able to watch television, as announced this Wednesday by the Minister of Mobility and Digital Transformation, María González Corral.

At a press conference, the counselor presented the bases for the call for aid for the acquisition of TDT-SAT HD receivers, a line that was published today in the Official Gazette of Castilla y León (Bocyl).

The subsidies, which can be requested starting tomorrow, Thursday They are aimed at citizens residing in rural areas of the Community that access the digital television service via satellite. Some subsidies that They cover the expenses incurred in the acquisition of new decoders and in the installation of the satellite dish and wiring necessary to correctly receive the signal in HD format.

González Corral highlighted that this measure fulfills the commitment already announced by the president of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, has listed the requirements to qualify for aid.

The conditions include being of legal age, that the purchase or contract is carried out through an authorized distributor, whose list can be consulted on the national portal, to guarantee that the installations are made within the areas with lacks of DTT coverage and that the receivers are those approved by the national platform.

Applications can be carried out electronically according to the standardized model that will be available on the electronic headquarters of the community administration (

They can also be formalized in person at any of the registries and places provided for in the regulations, until June 30, 2024 and must be accompanied by the valid NIF/NIE and registration certificate, payment invoice and document accrediting the same.