Category archives for: DTT/DSO

Malaysia to give away 2m STBs

Malaysia’s government is planning to distribute 2 million DTT STBs free of charge to poorer consumers. Malaysia’s Communications & Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the set top boxes would be given to peop0le who were already recipients of the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) and e-Kasih poverty-eradication programmes. “One of the conditions agreed to between the suppliers and […]

No fool like an ASO April 1

Sometimes an April Fool joke can be so convincing and well detailed that a complete nation is taken in. Such was yesterday’s April 1st story on South Africa’s plans to abandon its digital TV adoption plan and carried by The story, which told of South Africa’s continuing commitment to analogue TV, managed to fool most of the people, most […]

Digital pay-TV revenues rocket in Eastern Europe


Despite the incessant gloomy economic and political news from the region, pay-TV revenues in Eastern Europe will be 45 per cent higher in 2020 ($7,269 million) than in 2010 ($5,029 million), according to Digital TV Research. However, the fifth edition of the Digital TV Eastern Europe Forecasts report states that increase will only be 17 per cent between 2014 and […]

Spain DTT plan: Court challenge

Spanish company Infraestructuras y Gestión 2002 has challenged the Administration’s digital dividend plan before the Supreme Court – the same Court that ruled on the closure of 9 DTT channels and has still to decide the future of another 8 DTT channels. Should the Court decide to overturn the awarding of the digital dividend, the DTT migration process could be […]

Spain switches off old DTT channels

The period to complete Spain’s DTT migration has come to an end with the switch-off taking place overnight between March 30th and 31st. It is estimated that 98 per cent of buildings in Spain out of the total 1 million (13 million homes) to be adjusted have already completed the retuning of its aerials to keep watching DTT channels on […]

DTG underpins Freeview Play with D-Book 8

The DTG has given the UK digital terrestrial TV industry the tools to support Freeview Play and manage the Ofcom-announced 700MHz clearance with the launch of D-Book 8. The 2015 revision of the D-Book also includes support for potential future HEVC broadcasts, a new method to deliver software updates via broadband, smart retuning, and hundreds of minor updates to maintain […]

DTT dominates in Spain

Whereas in most of Europe, TV  consumption is via satellite with a penetration rate of 35 per cent, in Spain, DTT takes the lion’s share with 11.56 million homes, albeit with a drop of 500,000 homes, down 8.6 per cent in 2014, according to a report from SES Astra. The study reveals

Media Broadcast DTT platform licence

Media Broadcast of Germany, a European full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, has been awarded the broadcasting capacities to operate a digital terrestrial television platform tendered by the State Media Authorities. The licence is an important step towards making the digital terrestrial television of the future a reality. The DVB-T2 platform that Media Broadcast will build and operate […]

Spain: New DTT licences on hold

The Spanish government’s plans to award 5 new DTT licences have been put on hold until probably next September. They were originally slated to be awarded in the first half of the year. Local and Regional elections may be the main reasons for the delay. The digital migration to be completed on March 31st may be also a reason as […]

Digital TV homes to double in LatAm

Despite slowing economic growth, the number of digital TV households in Latin America will double by 2020. A report by Digital TV Research estimates 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 93.6 per cent by […]

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