Spain's Ministry of Industry along with the Association of Industries for Telecommunications and Information Society (AETIC) are developing a common DTT set-top box, which will also include HDTV and interactive applications, for future pay DTT.

It is expected that the Spanish government will launch a new law allowing payment on DTT on aor around the 15th May. The anticipate that the first prototype Pay TDT set top boxes will be available aroubnd July 2009.

According to AETIC's president Jesús Banegas: "With this move we try to avoid a scenario where different broadcasters have their own decoders which is confusing for the end users".