Italy started the transition from analog to digital TV in mid 2009. Six months later, the transition is still ongoing and causing a lot of hassles, unplanned expenses and, above all, confusion. In a few months Italians found themselves in a situation where, to receive all the channels available through satellites and terrestrial digital TV providers, every TV should be equipped with nine (9!) extra digital decoders!. This mess prompted Italian Senator Vincenzo Vita to propose a law that would mandate that every TV show, be it free or “pay per view” should be viewable with the same decoder, regardless of the transmission channel (terrestrial digital, satellite and so on).