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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 DTT to open to ‘private’ TV?

India’s current Digital Terrestrial TV signals are the closed domain of public broadcaster Doordarshan. That could change if India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) gets its way. TRAI wants to open…

Portugal greenlights four new DTT channels

Portugal will get two more public TV channels on DTT, to be followed by another two private TV channels. The news was announced by Portugal’s Minister of Culture, Luís Filipe…

Legal action could delay Portugal DTT expansion

Legal action could delay Portugal DTT expansion

Portuguese commercial broadcasters SIC and TVI have launched legal proceedings, challenging the decision of the regulator regarding the prices charged for channel distribution by DTT network operator Meo (Portugal Telecom).…

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…

CME: ‘Unfair to back DVB-T2’

DTT is not part of the future TV landscape and governments should not back DVB-T2 to the disadvantage of other platforms, declares Christophe Mainusch, Central European Media Enterprise’s co-CEO. Instead…

Com Hem acquires Boxer

Com Hem acquires Boxer

Com Hem has entered into an agreement to acquire Boxer TV-Access, a pay-TV operator in Sweden, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teracom, for an ‘enterprise value’ of SEK 1,330 million…

Gol, new sports DTT channel in Spain

Spanish TV group Mediapro has launched a new FTA DTT channel called Gol with programming based on sports such as beach football, tennis, basketball, cycling, motor or extreme sports. The…

Freeview Play for LG

LG announced that Freeview Play will launch on its award-winning Smart TV platform, webOS 3.0 with updates available from June. The addition of Freeview Play means that for the first…

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…

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