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Portugal to get four new DTT channels

Portugal to get four new DTT channels

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has adopted a decision to introduce four new DTT channels, two public and two private. According to Culture Minister, Luís Castro Mendes, two of the channels…

Scripps buy more DTT capacity in Italy

Scripps Networks International has purchased additional DTT capacity in Italy on national LCN position 33, previously used by Agon Channel. Tirana-based Agon Channel was a general entertainment channel owned by…

Arqiva to deliver BBC Red Button for Olympics

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, will support the BBC in extending coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The agreement will see Arqiva carrying an additional eight…

MacAvock returns to DVB as Chairman

Digital TV standards body the DVB has confirmed that Peter MacAvock, currently Head of Delivery, Platforms and Services at EBU Technology & Innovation, has been elected to the role of…

Skyworth clarifies Brazilian DSO role

Smart home solutions provider and set-top box manufacturer Skyworth Digital Technology has corrected a statement – subsequently withdrawn – released on July 28th, related to its supply of STBs into…

France: Over 43m on cable, DTH or IPTV

Some 43.7 million people now receive TV by satellite, cable or IPTV in France, representing 75 per cent of the country’s population. According to figures released by Mediamétrie in its…

Italy’s Persidera provides DTT capacity for Vatican

Italian DTT network operator Persidera has been awarded a contract to provide multiplex capacity for the Holy See (Vatican City State). The contract was awarded by Italy’s Ministry of Economic…

Inview appoints NAGRA for Nigeria digital TV

Inview appoints NAGRA for Nigeria digital TV

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has been appointed by Inview Nigeria, a subsidiary of Inview Technology, to secure the Nigerian…

South Africa to investigate pay-TV market

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has launched an inquiry into the subscription television broadcasting services market. The purpose of the inquiry is to, among others, define the relevant…

India DTT to open to ‘private’ TV?

India’s current Digital Terrestrial TV signals are the closed domain of public broadcaster Doordarshan. That could change if India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) gets its way. TRAI wants to open…