The Commissioner appointed by the Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) finally issued its report regarding the LCN, which appears to be in line with the guidelines given by the same Consiglio di Stato in its previous decisions (see here and here for our previous comments on the matter)
The Commissioner, based on its further investigation activity, established that the LCN plan issued by the Italian Communications Authority on 2010 (Resolution no. 366/10/CONS) was in line with the “viewers’ preference and habits” and, therefore, that the assignment of the generalist channels no. 7, 8 and 9 to national (and not local) broadcasters was correct.
This is a substantial step towards an end of the LCN saga. We will keep you posted on the further developments.