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StarTimes vows to boost digital TV over Africa

China’s StarTimes Group, at a ceremony in Hulumi, near Abuja, Nigeria on August 11th, said it was committed to boosting the growth of digital television in sub-Saharan Africa. The vice…

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

The Spanish Government wants to keep the country’s DTT licences in the hands of Spanish companies. Consequently, the Administration has blocked the entry of Viacom, owner of The Paramount Channel,…

DTG’s D-Book 9 Conformance Test Suites now available

D-Book 9 Conformance Test Suites are now available to assist with the transition from MHEG to HbbTV, which was introduced for UK DTT in the DTG’s D-Book 9 published in…

Court rules Italy DTT rollout broke EU rules

Court rules Italy DTT rollout broke EU rules

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued two rulings in which it states that the switchover from analogue to digital TV in Italy was based on resolutions…

Portugual regulator study on expanding DTT

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has awarded a contract worth over €160,000 to Leadership Business Consulting for a study on expanding DTT in the country. The contract was signed after…

Croatia plans switch to DVB-T2 in 2019

Croatia is planning to switch free-to-air terrestrial TV broadcasting from the DVB-T to the DVB-T2 standard in 2019. According to the Croatian Agency for Postal and Electronic Communications (Hakom), the…

Emirates Cup exclusively live on Quest

Emirates Cup exclusively live on Quest

Quest is to show live and exclusive coverage of the Emirates Cup 2017 on July 29th – 30th as Arsenal play host for the summer pre-season tournament. Quest will bring…

Cape Verde completes first phase of DTT project

Cape Verde completes first phase of DTT project

Cape Verde has completed the first phase of the implementation of the DTT project. According to the National Communications Authority (ANAC), four islands (Santiago, Maio, Sal and São Vicente) are…

YES/Spacecom probe halts Bezeq trading

Israel’s Securities Authority (ISA) on July 11th halted trading in shares in Bezeq Group as the ISA expanded to investigate the provision of satellite capacity agreements between DTH operator ‘YES’…

Italian broadcasting market worth €9.7bn

The Italian broadcasting market (TV and radio) was worth €9.7 billion in 2015, representing a 0.8 per cent growth on the previous year. According to data released by the industry…