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Kenya: Supreme Court to rule on digital TV order

Kenya’s Supreme Court rules today (April 11th) on whether to suspend the decision of the Court of Appeal that ordered the award of digital licences and frequencies to the Standard Group Limited, Nation Media Group and Royal Media Services. This is after the government appealed the decision on Thursday. Appearing before Justices Jackton Ojwang and Smokin Wanjala, the Communication Authority [...]

upc cablecom approaching full digitisation


On June 3rd, upc cablecom will be updating analogue television for the last time in German-speaking Switzerland and in parts of French-speaking Switzerland and at the same time it will be extending its free digital channel offering. In 2015 upc cablecom is stopping analogue services altogether. Every cable connection now offers more than 65 digital channels, 36 of which are [...]

Kenya delays analogue switch off again


Kenya should have switched off its main analogue television transmitter before Christmas. Then a legal challenge saw switch off postponed to February, and then another 30 days pending a legal decision. Now a Nairobi court has said switch off must take place on September 30th, stating that the earlier decisions were not correctly mandated and that the Communications Commission of [...]

Mexico DSO date slips

Mexico had planned to switch off its analogue TV signals in its border states with the USA on May 29th. That target date now looks like slipping to July, and perhaps later. Last year a similar switch-off date for Tijuana also slipped but the authorities blamed that missed date on elections in the region. Now, the Mexican Federal Institute of [...]

Russia will break ITU digital rules

Russia says it will continue broadcasting television signals in analogue well beyond the ITU-agreed deadlines for switching off these transmissions.   The Russian governmental commission for TV and radio development has accepted a proposal from the country’s Ministry of Communications & Mass Media to permit analogue broadcasts of regional channels beyond 2018. The ITU’s member nations have set June 2015 [...]

Analyst: ‘Bar of gold’ for Central European cable investors

Strong growth in the cable industry will continue in 2014 and beyond, participants at Day 2 of Cable Europe’s 2014 Cable Congress were told. Cable customers have overwhelmingly embraced digital TV services, with over half of European customers now having made the switch, but significant opportunities remain in Eastern Europe and for providers to move beyond successful triple play packages [...]

Freeview prospers in NZ


Freeview’s status as the nation’s preferred way to connect with and consume digital television took a big leap as New Zealand made the final transition to Digital-only TV broadcasting. The latest Nielson CMI Q4 2013 survey shows a total of 61.7 per cent of all New Zealand households, with at least one TV, are now using one or more Freeview [...]

Kenya delays DSO again


A Kenyan court has again delayed the national plan to switch off its analogue TV transmissions. The Court of Appeal in Nairobi has suspended any switch off for a further 30 days (from February 18th). Kenya wanted to move to all-digital transmissions at Christmas, but three local media companies objected to the decision arguing that the Communications Authority of Kenya [...]

Thai digital-TV players pay out $337m

Thailand’s finance ministry is $337 million better off after the 24 broadcasters who successfully bid for the country’s digital licences paid up their 50 per cent initial dues for the licenses. Licences will be issued during the next week or so and transmissions must start during March. The cash raised will be used to issue vouchers to Thailand’s 22 million [...]

Kenya to decide digital future


A Kenya appeal court will determine whether the nation can switch off its analogue transmissions on March 14th. Meanwhile, the analogue signals will stay on air. The Court is responding to applications form three Kenyan media companies which all objected to the decision to dump analogue transmissions in favour of digital transmissions despite it being claimed that there were millions [...]

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