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Industry attack on TV operators over DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish electronic manufacturers have levelled fierce criticism at the TV operators for “their lack of interest” in developing DTT in the country. Jesus…

Ofcom unveils digital dividend auction

UK regulator Ofcom has outlined plans for an auction of the broadcast transmission spectrum that will be freed up by switching off the analogue TV signal in 2012. The freed-up…

DTT to surpass 50% by 2010

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Digital terrestrial television has become Europe's second digital TV distribution platform, according to Italian consultancy e-Media Institute. According to data from June 2007, DTT was…

TDA selects Eutelsat for DTT in Algeria

Eutelsat Communications has a contract for capacity on its Atlantic Bird 3 satellite with Télédiffusion d’Algérie (TDA) to broadcast Algeria’s national Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) package of television and radio…

Top Up TV tops up channels

Top Up TV, which provides premium TV content on UK DTT platform Freeview is to offer subscribers programmes from National Geographic Channel and The SCI FI channel. The channels join…

Hong Kong DTT: 2008

Hong Kong’s two domestic free television stations, Asia Television Limited and Television Broadcasts Limited, will phase in digital terrestrial television (DTT) services from December 31st. Secretary for Commerce & Economic…

Digital TV growth forecast

Research published by Informa shows that nearly 54 million digital TV households will be added in 2007, bringing the global total to 239 million. The report forecasts that digital penetration…

Mediaset to launch two free DTT channels

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Mediaset has announced the launch of two new free-to-air digital terrestrial TV channels. Launching on November 30, Iris will be dedicated to cinema, theatre and…

Multi HD channels for French DTT

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French broadcasting regulator CSA selected the projects submitted by TF1 and M6 for the two private sector HD channels on DTT, rejecting the projects…

UK broadcasters MoU on Freeview HD

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five announced that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding that, if agreed, would deliver High Definition (HD) channels on Freeview by the…