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The DTT FTA version of Sky TG24 will make its Italian debut on channel 27, within a programme schedule also featuring documentaries, in-depth reports, movies and specials. Sky TG24 that, over the last three years, has experienced a significant growth (+ 40 per cent daily unique viewers compared to the period 2007/2010) and that in 2014 was Sky Italia’s top-watched […]

DTG welcomes Roku, Asda


The DTG, the industry association for digital television in the UK, has announced Asda and Roku as its newest members. Asda is one of the UKs leading supermarket chains and a major retailer of consumer electronics. Roku is a set-top manufacturer that has expanded business into a range of HD and Ultra HD TV sets with built-in Roku software. Both […]

Thailand more DTT ‘vouchers’ readied


January 28th will see 633,825 digital ‘vouchers’ issued to Thailand’s population. Each voucher permits the holder a discount on a digital set-top box or new digital-ready TV set.  The issue represents some 63,000 households in five of Thailand’s rural provinces. Thailand’s National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has also reported that some 821,000 previously issued vouchers have not yet been […]

Multi-platform Oz tennis from Seven

Australia’s Seven Network has launched its coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne with the choice of live coverage of the tournament across two channels – Channel 7 and 7TWO – with the Channel 7 coverage switching to 7mate at 6pm for the hour of news and public affairs. The launch of the PLUS 7 HBBtv service on […]

TIMedia rejects DTT bids

Telecom Italia Media (TIMedia) has judged the bids for its 70 per cent stake in DTT network operator Persidera ((formerly Telecom Italia Media Broadcasting) as “unsatisfactory”, adding that the sale of assets is not feasible at this stage. The Board of TIMedia also said that developments at Persidera are “not in line with expectations” and, therefore, the company will need […]

Romania opens DTT tender

Romania’s telecoms authority ANCOM has received 5 applications to run two new DTT multiplexes. The applications come from 2K Telecom, Radio M Plus, Regal, Cargo Sped and Digital Video Broadcast. The tender calls for coverage of 2 national multiplexes as well as 40 regional and 19 local transmission options.  The licences will run for 10 years and services must start […]

RAI, Mediaset and Sky launch new DTT

Leading Italian broadcasters RAI, Mediaset and Sky Italia are expected to launch new channels on DTT in 2015, while Discovery Italia has announced the closure of GXT. Sky Italia is set to bring its all-news channel SkyTG24, currently only available in its pay-TV offer via satellite, on DTT channel 27, free-to-air, taking the place of ClassTV. Mediaset is planning a […]

€11.5m bill for Spain DTT extension

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The delay until March 31st 2015 of the digital switch-off and the DTT reset deadline will have an extra cost of almost €11.5 million in Spain, according to the government. In the three months until March, each day will equate to an extra cost of €127,500, which makes a total of €11,475,000 to March 31st as the telcos are not […]

Digital UK backs Ofcom mobile spectrum opposition


Digital UK – the company that manages the development and strategy of DTT and supports viewers – has welcomed UK regulator Ofcom’s stated intention to oppose the idea of allowing mobile services to move into more frequencies currently used by terrestrial TV (co-primary allocation). Ofcom has published an update on its preparations for the World Radiocommunications Conference in November (WRC-15). […]

Spain to close DTT bids to foreign investors

The Spanish Government is reportedly set to change the TV law  to ban potential foreign investors in the awarding of 5 new DTT licences later on this year. The interest of foreign TV groups is raising serious concern within the Government that “unsuitable” companies could take control of the FTA content in the DTT market. To avoid this, The Administration […]

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