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Mexico offers 69 new TV licences

Mexico offers 69 new TV licences

Mexico has finalised its plans for DTT adoption by publishing a list of 69 potential new digital TV channels. The country’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) regulator has allocated the channels…

Italy seeks 700 MHz transition deferral

Italy has proposed a postponement of the deadline by when spectrum in the 700 MHz band will be made available for high speed mobile Internet services to 2022. The decision…

Nigeria poised to be ‘world’s largest’ free DTT

Nigeria poised to be ‘world’s largest’ free DTT

Nigerian broadcasting officials have thrown the switch in Jos, capital of Plateau State in the centre of Nigeria, to start free digital TV transmissions, and the eventual end of analogue…

SABC to launch 5 digital channels

South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC, is to launch 5 new channels. Four will serve the country’s different linguistic audiences (including Afrikaans, Tsonga and Venda), and the 5th will be an…

Montenegro public tender for 2nd DTT multiplex

Montenegro’s Agency for Electronic Media has announced a public tender for granting rights to provide audio-visual media services on demand via the second national DVB-T2 multiplex. Mux 2 will transmit…

Pakistan to auction DTH licences again

Pakistan’s media regulator, PEMRA, says the abandoned DTH auction (cancelled last December) will be reinstated later this year. PEMRA says it will auction rights to three satellite TV slots. PEMRA…

OSN hails anti-piracy success

Middle East and North Africa pay-TV network OSN has secured a number of major successes in its fight against television piracy across the region, having carried out more than 316…

3.3m HD adaptors bought for French DTT switch

3.3m HD adaptors bought for French DTT switch

3.3 million HD adaptors and 1.3 million HD TV sets were bought by French viewers ahead of the DTT HD switch in the night on April 4th/5th. According to a…

Sky’s Darroch notes sports rights inflation

According to Sky Europe’s CEO Jeremy Darroch, speaking on CNBC’s business news channel, although the cost of acquiring certain sports rights has risen, the broadcaster’s ability to monetise these over…

BIS TV goes HD on Fransat

BIS TV goes HD on Fransat

French free-to-air digital satellite TV service Fransat is adding seven thematic channels in HD from the BIS TV package starting April 25th. Fransat viewers equipped with an HD decoder who…