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ITV profitable 2014, online growing


ITV has reported pre-tax profits rose 39 per cent to £605 million for the year to December 31st 2014. The UK commercial broadcaster saw revenue rise 8 per cent to £2.59 billion, while net advertising revenue rose 6 per cent to £1.63 billion. Non advertising revenue rose 10 per cent to £1.3 billion, boosted by a 30 per cent increase […]

Argentina offers 82 channel tender


Argentina’s Audiovisual Communication Services Federal Authority (Afsca) regulator is offering 82 national digital channels, and 10 high-power TV channels for the city and metropolitan region around Buenos Aires. The overall 82-channel line comprises 22 in high-power and 60 operating at low-power. The regulator says the new tender document covers 8 regions within the country, expanding the number of channels on […]

Humax claims Freeview Play first

Digital set-top box specialist Humax says it will be the first manufacturer to launch set-top boxes to deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service later this year. Freeview Play, which will be free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services, combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television. The new Humax Freeview Play boxes will support HD content […]

Freeview Play manufacturers revealed


Digital UK – the body supports the UK’s terrestrial TV service and its viewers – and DTT platform Freeview have announced that Panasonic will be the first manufacturer to launch TVs featuring the Freeview Play connected TV service. The news follows the recent announcement of Freeview Play as the brand for the service as part of a major Freeview rebrand […]

Aston condemns Canal+ ‘lies’

Digital pay-TV technology specialist Aston has issued a hard-hitting condemnation of pay-TV operator Canal+’s behaviour, accusing it of “lies, misleading statements and deceptions” in relation to its response to a court decision ordering the reversal of the termination of the Canal Ready label contract linking the two companies. According to Aston, Canal+ recently sent some of its subscribers a letter […]

Telecom Italia to buy out media unit

Telecom Italia will incorporate its Telecom Italia Media unit (in which it has 78 per cent) after a buyout offer in shares which should be completed by the end of September. The boards of the two companies approved a plan that will see Telecom Italia offering 0.66 ordinary shares for each TI Media ordinary share and 0.47 of its saving […]

Spain’s DTT retune lagging behind

Despite an extended deadline of March 31st to retune DTT aerials, 40 per cent of Spanish buildings have yet to carry out the necessary modification. Broadcasters, DTT installers, users and the industry have raised their concerns about the possibility of not meeting the deadline and risking a widespread DTT blackout in the country. By the end of January, over 2.5 […]

South Africa’s Sentech opts for Net Insight


Net Insight, a provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has announced that its transport solution has been selected by South Africa’s state-owned transmission network operator Sentech, to deliver contribution services for its national DTT network. Operating one of the largest DTT networks in Africa, Sentech chose Net Insight’s Nimbra Media Switch Routers (MSRs) […]

Freeview rebrands for connected future

UK DTT platform Freeview has undergone a major rebrand in preparation for a new product launch that will introduce a mass- market connected TV offer. The Freeview logo and visual identity have been refreshed to reflect the platform’s evolving service and will be introduced across Freeview’s product portfolio and brand marketing. The name for Freeview’s planned connected TV service has […]

25% of French TVs affected by MPEG-4 switch

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The switch of broadcast DTT standard definition MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 Full-HD could affect a quarter of the older TV sets across France next year. According to GfK, 25 per cent of the current 40 million TV sets sold before 2008 will have to be changed before the switch in order to keep receiving a TV signal. The problem concerns the […]

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