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Required Television Tuning Technology details

From 1 January, 2017, a new TV regulation has been implemented in Italy about tuning technologies. .
This legislation makes it mandatory that television for sale in Italy will incorporate a specific digital tuner for channels in DVB-T2 technology.

With this legislation in place, the sale of products not fitted with DVB-T2 technology will no longer be permitted to marketplace and any offers for products not complying with this requirement will be removed.

To improve transparency in the navigation through the product pages in the Consumer Electronics and Accessories category, it has become mandatory to add information about the tuning technology in all the listing that will be loaded in the inventory.



  • What has changed in terms of catalogue information (and their loading) after the introduction of the new regulation?
    From 1 January, 2017, for every television offer you upload into your Seller Central inventory list on, you will need to add your tuner type as mandatory information, both for existing and new product pages. You will be able to add them in the "Tuner Technology" field within the catalogue section. We encourage you to get the information from your suppliers or manufacturers.

  • Can I sell a TV that does not include DVB-T2 HEVC codec digital tuner bundled with an external decoder that supports that format?
    No, on, you will not be able to sell televisions without DVB-T2 HEVC codec digital tuner in bundle with an external decoder. We encourage you to use other sales channels for this type of offers.
  • Will it be possible to sell (for a limited period after 1 January, 2017) televisions without a DVB-T2 HEVC codec digital tuner to allow the disposal of inventory?
    No, products without DVB-T2 HEVC codec digital tuner will be automatically set offline on Please note that this is an Italian law only and you will still be able to continue to sell such products to other European marketplaces in Amazon.

  • What happens to my products without DVB-T2 HEVC codec digital tuner already at the Amazon warehouse in Italy?
    Your offers related to TV products without DVB-T2 HEVC codec digital tuner will be disabled for the Italian market, while they will remain active in other markets where Amazon operates. All products fulfilled by Amazon in Italy will be sold abroad as always, or it can be removed upon request from the warehouse following standard processes for product removal. For more information about selling abroad with Fulfillment by Amazon and fares, please visit this page.
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