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Spain: DTT lobbies for market position

In view of the new digital dividend – to be completed in 2020 – and the increasing popularity of pay-TV with 6 million subscribers, Spanish FTA DTT Association Television en…

Nigeria to offer 30 digital channels

Nigeria to offer 30 digital channels

Nigeria’s Broadcasting Commission (NBC), despite a high degree of uncertainty as to when it will switch off its analogue transmissions, is preparing 30 channels for its Free TV digital bouquet.…

Gulli launches pan-Arabic version

Lagardère’s kids’ DTT channel Gulli has launched a pan-Arabic version, branded Gulli Bil Arabi, in 18 territories across the Middle East. The channel is carried on pan-Arabic operator My-HD, and…

Freeview Explore boosts content search

UK free-to-air platform Freeview is launching Freeview Explore – a new feature that it says will ensure that users of its Freeview Play hybrid service get the most out of…

66% of broadcasters likely to offer UHD by 2022

66% of broadcasters likely to offer UHD by 2022

Sixty-six per cent of broadcasters are already providing Ultra HD services or are planning to do so over the next five years, claims a Video Industry HD report from Eutelsat Italia. The…

Nigeria buys 650,000 STBs

Nigeria buys 650,000 STBs

Nigeria says it needs 30 million set-top boxes in order to cover the country with Digital Terrestrial TV. The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission says it has made a start by buying…

Eutelsat wins Burkina Faso DTT boost

Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT) is using Eutelsat’s 3B satellite to help transition the nation to DTT. Eutelsat has secured a multi-year agreement with SBT, which is the public agency…

Confusion over South Africa’s encryption policy

Confusion over South Africa’s encryption policy

South Africa’s recently appointed Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo, is reportedly dumping her predecessor’s strategy which backed non-encryption of digital set-top boxes. The former minister, Faith Muthambi, had favoured ‘open’…

Liberty: Income dips on mobile, V6 box rolls out

According to Mike Fries, CEO of International TV and broadband company Liberty Global, the improvement in subscriber additions, led by its operations in the UK and Germany, contributed to its…

Australia: Major Freeview Plus upgrade planned

Freeview Australia will launch a significant upgrade to its hybrid digital television service Freeview Plus platform in June 2017, offering a more simplified user experience and sophisticated look and feel…