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First HD DTT channel in Spain

From David Del Valle in Madrid An Interactive HD Consortium (Alta Definicion Interactiva 2006) is launching the first HD DTT channel in Spain, Campus HD, whose tests transmissions can be…

Andorra first switch-off

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Principality of Andorra, a small country located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France, has just switched off its…

Arqiva satellite distribution network to enable Freesat

Arqiva has been awarded a contract by the BBC to help bring Freesat, the free-to-air digital TV platform, to air by March 2008. Arqiva will provide the BBC with an…

TN to produce Setanta Sports News

UK commercial TV news provider ITN is to produce Setanta Sports News when it goes on air later this year. The channel, backed by Setanta Sports and Virgin Media, will…

Spain: pay-TV on DTT?

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish TV networks are considering launching pay-TV services and content on the free-to-air digital terrestrial platform following the Italy’s example. They have been…

Spain approves analogue switch-off timetable

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish cabinet has approved a digital migration plan to progressively carry out the analogue switch-off from next year to April 2010. The analogue…

UK Freesat closer to launch

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam The Digital TV Group, the industry association for digital television in the UK, has moved a step closer to helping deliver a common test specification…

Interactive local DTT tests under way in Spain

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain is to make interactive MHP-based DTT tests in two towns in San Juan de Aznalfarache and Castilleja de la Cuesta, in the province…

Digital TV for £10

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched what it claims is the UK’s cheapest digital set-top box with a £10 (E14.7) price tag. Manufactured by Techwood, the digital TV box offers…

Portugal approves DTT

The Portuguese government has approved a draft bill to launch a tender for terrestrial digital TV, an official at the public works ministry said. They official said the government will…