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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…

Freeview in 14m UK homes

Freeview has confirmed that it is in 14 million UK homes, reinforcing its position as the most popular Digital TV Service. According to Ofcom's latest figures over 80 per cent…

New promo money for Spain DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Ministry of Industry and the Pro DTT Association, ImpulsaTDT, have signed an agreement to invest E6 million in the promotion of DTT to…

SIDSA breaks into DTT market

Spanish technology company SIDSA is targeting the Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) market to help broadcasters and operators develop cost-effective pay DTT services with a minimum investment. Its KeyFly Conditional Access…

Whitehaven Switch over complete, BBC NAO report

Arqiva has confirm that the second stage of the UK Digital Switch Over in Whitehaven, Cumbria, has been a technical success. Following removal of the BBC Two analogue signal on…

Spain: 9m DTT by year-end

From David Del Valle in Madrid The rapid take-up of DTT in Spain is boosting the sale of DTT boxes with plans to reach 9 million DTT devices by the…

RAI plans eight TV channels on DTT platform

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI plans launch two new TV channels, as part of its new digital terrestrial TV strategy for the period 2008-2010 that has…