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Thailand confident of digital growth

Despite some problems (and Thai TV declining to take up its digital licences) Thailand’s National Broadcasting Telecoms Commission (NBTC) says it is confident that it will have some 39 new…

France: ARCEP welcomes bids for 700MHz frequencies

On July 2nd, regulator ARCEP adopted the decision that proposed to the French Minister responsible for Electronic Communications the methods and terms for allocating frequencies within the 700 MHz band.…

Spain: Full 4G deployment in 2018

The launch of faster LTE-A 4G services in Spain will take place gradually to avoid disruption of digital TV services and will not be complete until March 2018, according to…

Spain: Court closes DTT shutdown file

Spain’s Supreme Court has closed the file on the possible shutdown of eight DTT channels, a few weeks after broadcasters reached a deal with broadcast services company Infraestructuras y Gestión…

Thailand: “Only a few digital TV stations will survive”

A worrying report in Sunday’s ‘Bangkok Post’ newspaper suggests that not all is well with the newly-launched digital TV system. The report concludes that “only a few digital TV operators…

AB HD channels renew with Canalsat

French TV group AB has concluded a distribution deal with Canalsat to continue to have nine of its HD channels transmitted on the platform. RTL 9, AB1, AB Moteurs, Mangas,…

Star Times sues Ghana over cancelled contract

China’s Star Times Group is suing the Government of Ghana for $200 million over a cancelled – and allegedly – wrongfully terminated contract. The agreement covered the building and establishing…

Freeview NZ launches HbbTV service

Freeview NZ launches HbbTV service

New Zealand’s DTT provider Freeview has launched a new platform designed to give New Zealanders easy access to on-demand video services on their TVs – FreeviewPlus. In a New Zealand…

Two new DTT channels launch in Spain

Two new DTT channels launch in Spain

Two new DTT channels, the male-orientated channel Mega and the Al Jazeera-backed BeiN Sports, will be available in Spain from July 1st. Mega, operated by Atresmedia, is replacing the football-themed…

“Herculean” task for India digital conversion

“Herculean” task for India digital conversion

A report from India’s Television Post says that the pace of installing digital set-top boxes in India’s Phase III towns is “agonisingly slow” and that MSOs face a “herculean task”…