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Spain picks up €286 DTT retuning bill

The Spanish Government will pay the bill for readjusting DTT aerials on around one million buildings. The retuning must take place before the end of the year as a result of the allocation of the digital dividend to 4G operators. The Government estimates that the total cost to readjust the aerials will be €286 million (in comparison with the €800 […]

TVPlayer brings 16 channels to Freeview

TVPlayer, the OTT platform operated by Simplestream, is extending its multi-platform offering by launching a portfolio of free-to-air channels via channel 241 on UK DTT platform Freeview. Popular music stations Heart and Capital TV, together with Clubland TV, Planet Pop, Channel AKA and NOW Music, home to music from the UK’s leading labels and No1 artists, form the music hub […]

Serbia to get €24m loan for DTT project

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Serbia’s Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic has announced that an agreement will be signed next week with the EBRD on a €24 million loan for the setting up of the second and third DTT multiplex. Serbia previously received a €10 million loan from the European Union for the setting up of the first DTT multiplex. The period […]

TF1 and ITAS enter OneCast negotiations

The TF1 and ITAS groups have entered into exclusive negotiations with a view to the acquisition by ITAS TIM, a subsidiary of ITAS group, of OneCast, a subsidiary of TF1 operating in the DTT multiplex broadcasting sector. An agreement could be signed in the coming weeks, once the negotiations have been finalised and the necessary procedures for the information of […]

S&T acquires Synapse TV and VuTV JVs

Interactive TV and associated technologies specialist Strategy & Technology (S&T) and multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV service provider Simplestream have reconstructed their two joint ventures – Synapse TV Ltd and VuTV Ltd – to be wholly owned by S&T, who will continue to run and develop the businesses, both of which are currently focused on delivery of OTT video […]

Dutch digital TV market now 6.7m

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The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2014 to 6.76 million on June 30th 2014. Digital TV was used by 87.7 per cent of TV subscribers in the Netherlands, including 3.73 million cable subscribers who also have analogue TV connections.  The total TV market grew to 7.71 million […]

EBU expresses 700 MHz DTT concerns

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed the European Commission’s High Level Group report recommending that the EU safeguard access to spectrum below 700 MHz for digital terrestrial television until 2030. However, it is concerned about the early release of the 700 MHz frequencies. The group, chaired by former European Commissioner and WTO Director General Pascal Lamy looked at future […]

Philippines set for ISDB-T deployment

The Philippines has moved one step closer to deployment of Japanese digital terrestrial broadcasting standard Integrated Service Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) following the release of a draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the transmission switchover by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba has invited all affected and interested parties to a public hearing for the proposed […]

Serbia digital simulcasts from September

Analogue and digital TV simulcasts are due to being in Serbia on September 1st, according to the country’s Ministry of Trade and Telecommunications. The first analogue transmitters will be switched off on March 1st 2015, and Serbia should complete its transition to DTT by mid-2015. The Regulations on the Transition from Analogue to Digital Television Broadcasting and Access to the […]

Saorview reaches 653,000 Irish viewers

The number of households opting for national DTT service Saorview has increased by 41,000 over the last four months, taking the total number of Irish homes with Saorview to 653,000. According to data from Nielsen, this brings the proportion of all TV homes in Ireland that have Saorview – either on its own or combined with other services – to […]

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