The following is from Roundtownnews – issue 12/08/2010
Today Telmicro Levante SL has once again switched on its transmitters. Almost two years to the day since the largest company of its kind in the region was forcibly stopped from broadcasting by various officials of government agencies, Telmicro is starting transmission of an initially free service comprising of sixteen channels.
The Judge in charge of the case has confirmed that the company should never have been stopped from trading. The closure was not ordered by the Judge, but government officials allegedly exceeded their authority when closing and sealing all the transmission sites – an action that made it impossible for the company to continue operating despite all its efforts. As a result thousands of loyal customers were left without TV and had to find other alternatives.
Now finally – and despite its long absence – Telmicro will be looking to reach many of its old clients that would have now have their service provided by one of the other larger companies that moved into the area, or by other means such as a large satellite dish. It will not be an easy task, but the return of Telmicro shall bring on an interesting television alternative and some much needed competition. And there is more.
It has been confirmed that the first area to receive signals as from today will be the Orihuela Costa and surrounding areas, and the service should be available from Punta Prima and all areas through to La Zenia.
According to the owner of the company in these difficult financial times and bad exchange rates, Telmicro recognises that people do not have the income from pensions or jobs as they did a few years ago. So Telmicro aims to provide an affordable service, concentrating on a package with all the main channels for a minimum cost. Where possible, Telmicro will re-use any existing equipment people might already have.
This new service is comprised of 16 FREE channels, including all main ‘free to view’ channels from the UK. Instead of investing in a huge satellite dish, or paying high monthly fees to another rebroadcaster, these channels can from now on be picked up with a very small sized dish and some basic equipment. The service will be launched on Friday (today at 08.00), and as the system is deployed more information will be made available.
The owner of Telmicro went on to say: “Our old clients had a service that was technically reliable, offered a varied selection of channels and had an infrastructure and customer service second to none. With all its faults, the service as a whole was good for so many people for such a long time. It causes me great distress to know that our customers suffered the needless loss of their television service and were forced to seek an alternative solution. The company should never have been closed down.”
After the initial service is running problem free, it is anticipated that it will be extended over a much greater area in a relatively short space of time. Furthermore, the company has advanced plans to include complete Internet and Phone packages to go with the television service.