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Greece shortlists TV applicants

Greece has announced its final shortlist of seven private would-be broadcasters. The Greek government has been running a tendering process for just four 10-year licences. But already there’s exceptional controversy…

Africa: Pay-TV subs to reach 30m

Africa: Pay-TV subs to reach 30m

Africa pay-TV subscribers will reach 30 million in 2021, up from 16 million in 2015, according to the latest data published by research firm Dataxis. Digital satellite pay-TV subscribers for…

Spain: DTT leads TV market

In contrast to other European countries, which have an average penetration of 27 per cent, DTT is the main TV distribution system in Spain to watch TV. Eighty per cent…

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…

Montenegro gets DTT pay-TV platform

Montenegrin operator Crnogorski Telekom (part of Deutsche Telekom) and national DTT multiplex operator Radiodifuzni Centar have launched a new DTT platform, with 18 TV channels (5 free-to-air and 13 encrypted).…

Oman contracts Rohde & Schwarz for DTT

Oman TV has issued a €22 million contract to Rohde & Schwarz to deliver and install a turnkey DTT system for the sultanate. The DVB-T2 network will be introduced in…

Portugal to get four new DTT channels

Portugal to get four new DTT channels

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has adopted a decision to introduce four new DTT channels, two public and two private. According to Culture Minister, Luís Castro Mendes, two of the channels…

Scripps buy more DTT capacity in Italy

Scripps Networks International has purchased additional DTT capacity in Italy on national LCN position 33, previously used by Agon Channel. Tirana-based Agon Channel was a general entertainment channel owned by…

Arqiva to deliver BBC Red Button for Olympics

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, will support the BBC in extending coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The agreement will see Arqiva carrying an additional eight…

MacAvock returns to DVB as Chairman

Digital TV standards body the DVB has confirmed that Peter MacAvock, currently Head of Delivery, Platforms and Services at EBU Technology & Innovation, has been elected to the role of…

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