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EU frees up 700 MHz for mobile broadband

The EU Council has adopted a general approach on a draft decision aimed at boosting broadband services. The 700 MHz band, which offers high speeds and extensive coverage, would be…

Another DTT retune in Spain

Another DTT retune in Spain

The EU’s decision to reorganise the radio-electric spectrum within 28 members countries for the launch of 5G services will require 15 million homes in Spain to retune their DTT aerials.…

4K STB market to quadruple in 2016

4K STB market to quadruple in 2016

Proving itself to be the one bright spot in a challenging set-top box sector, the 4K set-top box market is forecast to quadruple from less than two million units in…

Portugal plans to expand DTT offer

Portugal plans to expand DTT offer

Portugal’s Minister of Culture said that there are plans to expand the offer of TV channels on DTT and that such a possibility is being studied with the relevant authorities,…

A+E launching UK FTA channel

Marking A+E Networks’ second free-to-air (FTA) launch of 2016, A+E Networks UK (a joint venture between A+E Networks and Sky) is to launch a new FTA entertainment channel in the…

Mediaset 4K channel for Champions League final

Mediaset 4K channel for Champions League final

Italian pay-TV broadcaster Mediaset Premium is to launch the country’s first sports channel in Ultra HD technology. Mediaset Premium Sport 4K will be available on the Mediaset 1 DTT multiplex…

SES Astra says Spain favours DTT

SES Astra says Spain favours DTT

SES Astra Spain has claimed that Spain lacks technology neutrality with Regional and Local Government against satellite in favour of DTT networks. The General Director of SES Astra Spain, Luis Sahún,…

75% of world’s TV households are digital

75% of world’s TV households are digital

Global digital penetration climbed from 40.4 per cent of TV households at end-2010 to 74.6 per cent by end-2015, according to the latest edition of the Digital TV World Databook.…

Samsung, Canal+ hybrid Smart TV

Samsung, Canal+ hybrid Smart TV

Samsung Electronics and Canal+ group are partnering to offer the MyCanal TV experience directly embedded on Samsung smart TVs. No additional STB is required, nor additional cable, with the hybrid…

SES switches 25m Nigerian homes to digital

Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria (CCNL) to provide a strategic, reliable and stable video platform, via SES’s prime orbital position 28.2 degrees East,…