The European Commission has decided that subsidies for equipment for the reception of digital television granted by Italy in 2007 are in compliance with EC Treaty state aid rules. The Commission's investigation concluded that tax deductions worth up to €40 million are technology-neutral and proportionate to the objective of promoting the transition to digital TV and to interoperability. The Commission supports the transition to digital broadcasting in line with its 2003 and 2005 Communications as long as the state support measures are compatible with the state aid rules.

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