On January 8, 2015 the Consiglio di Stato (Supreme Administrative Court) set the final deadline of May 20 for the Commissioner to issue the new LCN plan.

Before May 20, the Consiglio di Stato will schedule a hearing for the parties (including inter aliaAGCOM and the Ministry for the Economic Development) to discuss the draft plan submitted by the Commissioner on December 12, 2014 (see here).

Barring unforeseen events, on or before May 20 a new LCN plan will be adopted by the Commissioner. However, as this is a highly litigious area in the Italian media industry, we will see whether this is going to be the final plan.