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Spain: DTT tender for 6 channels

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The Spanish government has given its green light to the public tender to award 6 new  DTT licences. A cabinet meeting approved a public tender to award three HD and three SD channel in a process likely to be concluded in the last quarter of the year. Potential bidders will have until the end of May to submit their proposals […]

East Africa TV penetration 23%

The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) had a total population of 146.89 million end-2014, with 33.61 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 23 per cent, according to research from Dataxis. Kenya is the most developed market in the region with 12.04 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 32 per cent. Uganda […]

EBU calls for DTT spectrum safeguards

As the European Commission’s public consultation on the Lamy Report on the future use of the UHF band (470-790 MHz) closes, the EBU is renewing its call to safeguard the interests of TV viewers in the EU by offering long-term guarantees for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). The Commission sought to collect views on the report’s strategic recommendations on a long-term […]

Spain DTT: Compensation and new entrant

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The Spanish Administration is set to approve later this month a public tender to award 5 new DTT licences from September which will compensate Atresmedia and Mediaset with new channels and will open the door to a new entrant in the market. The government is reportedly planning to compensate the two largest TV companies in Spain, Atresmedia and Mediaset, for […]

Xbox One expands TV tuner support

Microsoft’s Xbox One has added a new feature for North American owners looking to expand their television viewing on the game console. Members of the Xbox Preview program in the US and Canada can now buy an over-the-air TV tuner from Hauppauge and an HDTV antenna and start watching live television for free through their Xbox One console. The over-the-air […]

Motive launches TabletTV Europe

Motive Television, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, has released today TabletTV Europe (TTV Europe) following its approval by the Apple App store.  The new app is available presently to UK TabletTV users as a free download and will use the same DVB-T mains and portable tuners as TabletTV UK. TabletTV Europe will enable broadcast TV viewing […]

NextRadio TV preps DTT acquisition

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French media group NextRadio TV, operator of the free DTT news and discovery channels BFM TV and RMC Découverte,  has entered into exclusive talks to buy Numero 23 for €90 million. Founded by Pascal Houzelot, creator of gay pay-TV channel Pink TV, Numero 23 is one of the last DTT HD channels launched in December 2012. According to NextRadio TV,  […]

Malaysia to give away 2m STBs

Malaysia’s government is planning to distribute 2 million DTT STBs free of charge to poorer consumers. Malaysia’s Communications & Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the set top boxes would be given to peop0le who were already recipients of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) and e-Kasih poverty-eradication programmes. “One of the conditions agreed to between the suppliers and […]

No fool like an ASO April 1

Sometimes an April Fool joke can be so convincing and well detailed that a complete nation is taken in. Such was yesterday’s April 1st story on South Africa’s plans to abandon its digital TV adoption plan and carried by The story, which told of South Africa’s continuing commitment to analogue TV, managed to fool most of the people, most […]

Digital pay-TV revenues rocket in Eastern Europe


Despite the incessant gloomy economic and political news from the region, pay-TV revenues in Eastern Europe will be 45 per cent higher in 2020 ($7,269 million) than in 2010 ($5,029 million), according to Digital TV Research. However, the fifth edition of the Digital TV Eastern Europe Forecasts report states that increase will only be 17 per cent between 2014 and […]

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