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US networks will spend $327m+ promoting DTV

US broadcasters promised to air more than $327 million (E231m) worth of television spots as part of a campaign to alert consumers about the approaching switch-over to digital television. The…

Spain heads for pre-paid TV services on DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid Telco operator Abertis is leading a project to develop a single DTT box and pre-paid cards to allow DTT broadcasters to offer certain pay…

Cable Europe: 2m new digital subs; ad revenue targeted

From Colin Mann in Cannes European cable industry trade body Cable Europe, has revealed that cable TV operators in Europe added more than two million digital TV customers in the…

Croatia DTT incentives

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The Croatian Government has decided to accelerate the process for the introduction of digital terrestrial TV, by providing incentives for the acquisition of STBs. Special…

Beauty parade for HD DTT candidates

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The four candidates for the two HD DTT channels earmarked for the private sector presented their projects to the broadcasting regulator CSA. The third HD…

Spaniards are not into MHP DTT services

from David del Valle in Madrid Interactive DTT applications are not popular amongst most of Spaniards who, even though they know their existence they use them very little. That is…

Spain: 6 million DTT boxes

From David del Valle in Madrid According to Pro DTT Association, Impulsa TDT, in September more than 330,000 DTT devices were sold in the country reaching up to a total…

Italy bans analogue TVs from 2009, postpones switch

From Branislav Pekic in Rome In order to boost the transition to digital terrestrial, Italy's Communications Ministry passed a new decree linked to the 2008 Budget. It establishes that the…

Sardinia to switch to DTT in November

From Branislav Pekic in Rome From November 10, Italy's leading national broadcasters RAI, Mediaset and Telecom Italia Media will extend their digital transmissions to the entire island of Sardinia. DTT…

Sky Picnic for Freeview

Sky has announced details of its plans to offer broadband, telephone and digital terrestrial television services under a new brand to customers across the UK. It says the new business…