Advanced Television


Call for long-term broadcast TV, radio protection

A report published by over-60s advocacy group Silver Voices has revealed the extent of the British public’s support for the protection of broadcast TV and radio for the long-term. According to the Safeguarding Universality: The Future of Broadcast TV and Radio report’s findings, over 80 per cent of respondents believe broadcast TV and radio should […]

October 25, 2023By Colin Mann

South Africa’s DSO draws near

Sentech, South Africa’s state-backed TV transmission business, has started its move towards an all-digital broadcasting model. At midnight on July 31st Sentech switched some frequencies to all-digital transmission. The switchover is about 13 years late. The government’s communications minister had set the end of July as the end-date for analogue transmissions across the country. Broadcasters […]

August 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

Bosnia and Herzegovina selects DVB-T2 providers for MUX A

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina has selected the companies that will provide the DVB-T2 equipment for national DTT multiplex MUX A that will carry the TV channels of the country’s public broadcasters. A consortium, consisting of local company Sirius 2000 and Croatia’s Odašiljači i veze (OiV) was selected as the […]

July 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Nigeria struggles with digital TV

Nigeria’s switch-over to all-digital TV transmission is “faltering” say local reports. Twenty-nine of the nation’s federal states remain with analogue transmissions. Just eight states have mostly been covered with digital transmissions, although there remain problem areas. Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper complains that there seems to be “no end in sight” for Nigeria’s much promised digital adoption. […]

June 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

FCC proposes Next Gen TV rule changes

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced a Report and Order in the Next Generation Broadcast Television (ATSC 3.0 or Next Gen TV) docket, making changes to its Next Gen TV rules designed to preserve over-the-air (OTA) television viewers’ access to the widest possible range of programming while also supporting television broadcasters’ transition to […]

June 26, 2023By Colin Mann

South Africa misses DSO again

South Africa is now some 12 years behind in its much-promised full adoption of digital television and the switching off of analogue TV signals. The initial digital switch-over was supposed to happen back in November 2011. The latest switch-over date was March 31st 2023, and the date was again missed. The delays are blamed on […]

May 19, 2023

Broadcast 2040+ campaign grows numbers

Pressure is mounting on the UK Government to safeguard digital terrestrial TV (more commonly known as Freeview) and aerial radio services until at least 2040, following record breaking viewing figures during Eurovision and the Coronation. A coalition of groups calling for these vital services to be protected has expanded significantly in recent weeks, with a […]

May 17, 2023By Colin Mann

NAB/FCC Future of TV initiative

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has announced a new public-private initiative led by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to guide the next steps of NextGen TV. The ‘Future of TV’ initiative will work to identify a roadmap to orderly transition ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0-based services as smoothly as possible for consumers. “Today, we are […]

April 19, 2023By Colin Mann

South Africa sets new DSO date

South Africa is again attempting to switch off its analogue TV broadcasts. The nation’s Minister of Communications Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has set March 31st 2023 as the new date to end analogue transmissions. The date is eight years beyond the ITU’s required end of analogue broadcasts. However, this is not the first time that a switch-off […]

December 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

5 Louisville stations launch NEXTGEN TV

Louisville television viewers can now experience the future of broadcast television as five local TV stations join together to launch broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, otherwise known as ATSC 3.0. Block Communications’ WBKI will host five stations including Block’s WDRB and market partners WAVE, WHAS and WBNA; Kentucky Educational Television’s (KET) WKMJ will launch on […]

September 13, 2022By Colin Mann