Italy’s TivùSat hits 2.1m active smart cards
April 2, 2014
From Branislav Pekic in Rome
The number of active smart cards for Italian DTH platform TivùSat reached 2.1 million at the end of March 2014.
The regions with the highest penetration levels are Calabria, where 15 per cent of households watch TV via TivùSat, followed by Molise (14.1 per cent), Liguria (13.6 per cent) Valle d’Aosta (13.2 per cent), Basilicata (12.4 per cent) and Sicily (10.4 per cent).
Thanks to TivùSat, Italian viewers can receive 62 TV channels, some of them in HD. They include the main national channels from Rai and Mediaset, as well as most important international broadcasters, including BBC World News, Euronews, France 24, TV5 Monde, Deutsche Welle, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CCTV News and NHK. The DTH platform also carries 32 radio channels.