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EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

The European Commission has found that a Spanish scheme compensating terrestrial private broadcasters for carrying out parallel broadcasting during the digitisation of the terrestrial television signal is in breach of…

Skyworth clarifies Brazilian DSO role

Smart home solutions provider and set-top box manufacturer Skyworth Digital Technology has corrected a statement – subsequently withdrawn – released on July 28th, related to its supply of STBs into…

Legal action stops South Africa STB production

Legal action stops South Africa STB production

South Africa’s never-ending road to digital adoption was dealt another blow with the production of locally built set-top boxes ceasing because of a legal action. In May the country’s Supreme…

South Africa to investigate pay-TV market

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has launched an inquiry into the subscription television broadcasting services market. The purpose of the inquiry is to, among others, define the relevant…

India: Success for Phase III digital conversion

There are still a few dozen legal challenges to India’s mandatory roll-out of digitisation of the nation’s cable systems, but India’s Information & Broadcasting ministry (MIB) says that 41 million…

FCC auction could top $100bn

The FCC’s latest spectrum auction has something of a twist, in that current holders of valuable spectrum can sell off unwanted bandwidth in the auction. Nevertheless, the FCC is expecting…

e.tv digital migration policy appeal success

South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has been successful its appeal against minister of communications Faith Muthambi’s digital migration policy, which the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) described as “irrational”. According…

SES switches 25m Nigerian homes to digital

Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria (CCNL) to provide a strategic, reliable and stable video platform, via SES’s prime orbital position 28.2 degrees East,…

South Africa DSO on track

South Africa DSO on track

Despite several delays and postponements in its quest to switch off analogue TV transmissions, South Africa’s senior ministerial officials now insist that digital TV implementation is close. SA’s Department of…

3.3m HD adaptors bought for French DTT switch

3.3m HD adaptors bought for French DTT switch

3.3 million HD adaptors and 1.3 million HD TV sets were bought by French viewers ahead of the DTT HD switch in the night on April 4th/5th. According to a…

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