The European Commission has sent a formal request to Italy to bring its broadcasting legislation in line with the EU Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications. The Commission considers that the Italian legislation regulating the switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial TV raises barriers to entry for newcomers on the market for digital TV broadcasting transmission services. The current situation in analogue TV, where only a few operators are able to compete on the market for broadcasting transmission services, risks being reproduced in digital terrestrial TV. The Commission may refer Italy to the European Court of Justice if it does not change its legislation within two months.