Category archives for: DTT/DSO

5 new DTT channels for Spain in 2015

The Spanish government  has confirmed the awarding of 5 new DTT licences for the launch of four HD and one SD channel in 2015, through a public tender or by auction in the first half of the year.  Three of the HD channels will be part of a new multiplex whereas the fourth will share frequency with RTVE’s La 1 […]

Russia offers Crimea DTT tender

Despite international condemnation Russia has stayed in possession of the Crimea region since its invasion in February 2014.  Russia’s federal telecoms regulator is now to sell off the digital terrestrial TV frequencies in the area, which will include Sebastopol. Roskomnadzor says it will launch a tender on February 25th to cover nineteen TV frequencies in the Crimea. These bands are […]

Montenegro DTT licences for commercial broadcasters


Montenegro’s Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) has awarded three free-to-air licences to commercial broadcasters for the use of Multiplex 1 (MUX 1) with national coverage. The licences were awarded, after a public tender procedure, to TV Vijesti, TV Prva and TV Pink M. MUX 1 already carries the two TV channels of public broadcaster Radio Televizija Crne Gore. MUX 1, […]

Eurosport to withdraw from French pay DTT


Sports channel Eurosport will withdraw from the French pay DTT market when Discovery Communications’s shares in Eurosport France surpass the 51 per cent mark. TF1 CEO Nonce Paolini confirmed the plan of action at a press gathering, adding that the request will be brought to media regulatory body CSA before the end of the year. Discovery could raise its share […]

Namibia ASO on Feb 1

Namibia’s public broadcaster, NBC, will terminate its analogue transmissions on January 31st 2015. The original plan was for broadcasts to end next week on December 15, but local appeals for a modest delay saw the deadline slip to the end of January next year. “It is not about the date, but rather about ensuring that ample decoders have been sold […]

Unanimous call to extend DTT reset deadline

Several of Spain’s trade bodies – namely the private TV Association Uteca, the Regional TV Association FORTA, the Installers Federation Fenitel and the Consumers Association and the domestic broadcasting agency Abertis Telecom – have unanimously urged the government to extend by three months the initial December 31st deadline to complete the DTT migration enabling TV operators to simulcast their transmissions […]

Arqiva adds hybrid YouView channels

Communications infrastructure and media services specialist Arqiva has announced its existing Connect TV channels; Motors TV, SonLife Broadcasting Network, RTDoc and Vintage TV, are now available via on demand TV service YouView. Viewers of Motors TV, RTDoc and Vintage TV are able to access the channel content via the red button from the same LCN (Logical Channel Number)as other free-to-air […]

VisionTV expands Freeview line-up

TV technology specialist Vision247 has extended to the number of channels that it is streaming via the FreeviewHD service to include new channels focused on news, shopping and religion. The new channels include France24, TVC, Best Direct ShowcaseTV, BelieveTV, GodTV, ACBN. These will join more than 20 other news, sport and lifestyle channels freely available in the UK on channel […]

2m Spaniards could lose DTT

Around 4 per cent of Spain’s population could be left without DTT after the migration has been completed on January 1st. Operators and the administration fear that 1,860,000 Spaniards who live in areas with geographical difficulties (for example villages between mountains) may end up out of DTT reach when the digital migration is completed unless the regional governments in those […]

Telcos to pay for 4G interference in DTT

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The Spanish Goverment is finalising a ruling whereby telco operators will take all responsability and assume the costs in any 4G interference in the transmission of DTT from January 1st when the DTT migration to another frequencies band is completed. Citizens will be able to claim damage before the State Secretary of Telecommunications (SETSI) for any interference with Telefónica, Orange […]

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