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French DTT to exit 700 MHz band

The French TV market is preparing for the withdrawal of DTT channels on the 700 MHz band from October 3rd. Following the HD DTT switchover in April 2016, the 700…

Intelsat wins Televisa capacity

Mexican media conglomerate Televisa is to use Intelsat’s Galaxy 16 and 19 satellites for C-band services over the country, and feeding signals into DTT repeaters throughout Mexico. Galaxy 19 (at…

StarTimes commits to Africa rural expansion

StarTimes Group, already with a significant presence in digital TV in Africa, says it is committed to expanding services including free access transmissions. StarTimes Media Kenya’s Director of Brand Marketing…

Zambia “on track” for digital TV

Zambian government officials say the country is on track to switch to all-digital TV transmission. Zambia’s Minister of Information & Broadcasting Services, Kampamba Mulenga said progress towards digital TV migration…

EU greenlights De Agostini-Viacom JV

The European Commission has given its go-ahead to Italy’s De Agostini Editore and Viacom International Media Networks Italia for the joint control of DeA Broadcast. The Commission concluded that the…

Australia: Freeview campaign highlights mobility

Australia’s free-to-air DTT platform Freeview has launched a new TV campaign, the third in the series starring the popular Freeman family and their neighbours, the Joneses. The first spot, Freemans…

StarTimes vows to boost digital TV over Africa

China’s StarTimes Group, at a ceremony in Hulumi, near Abuja, Nigeria on August 11th, said it was committed to boosting the growth of digital television in sub-Saharan Africa. The vice…

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

The Spanish Government wants to keep the country’s DTT licences in the hands of Spanish companies. Consequently, the Administration has blocked the entry of Viacom, owner of The Paramount Channel,…

DTG’s D-Book 9 Conformance Test Suites now available

D-Book 9 Conformance Test Suites are now available to assist with the transition from MHEG to HbbTV, which was introduced for UK DTT in the DTG’s D-Book 9 published in…

Court rules Italy DTT rollout broke EU rules

Court rules Italy DTT rollout broke EU rules

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued two rulings in which it states that the switchover from analogue to digital TV in Italy was based on resolutions…

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