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Italy postpones MPEG-4 and DVB-T2 switchover

Italy postpones MPEG-4 and DVB-T2 switchover

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has presented a roadmap in which it proposes the postponement of the DTT switchover from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 from September 1st 2021 to the September…

Cuba delays full digital TV until 2024

Cuba delays full digital TV until 2024

Cuba has delayed its digital switchover. Cuba’s deputy minister of communications, Ana Julia Marine Lopez, confirmed in an interview with a local newspaper that the nation has put off a…

EC confirms Spain DTT aid broke rules

EC confirms Spain DTT aid broke rules

The European Commission has concluded that the aid received by terrestrial operators for the digitisation and extension of the terrestrial television network in remote areas of Spain was against EU…

SABC: “Digital is coming”

SABC: “Digital is coming”

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster is using public service announcements on its channels that its analogue broadcast are coming to an end and being replaced by digital TV signals. Scrolling…

Nigeria close to digital TV

Nigeria close to digital TV

Nigeria is close to migrating fully to digital TV. On April 29th residents of Lagos State, the former capital and still commercial heart of Nigeria, were given an official warning…

South Africa DSO further delayed

South Africa is some ten years late in completing its digital switchover (DSO) from analogue TV. Now it seems the conversion will take even longer. Local reports say that the…

Portugal: DTT frequency migration to cost under €4m

The total cost of the migration of DTT services in Portugal to free up the 700 MHz frequencies necessary for the rollout of 5G mobile technology will cost less than…

Tet chairman accused of €7.5m fraud

Tet chairman accused of €7.5m fraud

Juris Gulbis, chairman of the board of Latvian telco Tet (formerly Lattelecom) has been charged with possible involvement in fraud in the introduction of digital television in the country. The…

UK completes 700 MHz clearance

UK completes 700 MHz clearance

UK Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman has confirmed the milestone completion of the four-year, £350 million major infrastructure programme to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band, allowing new data capacity…

Portugal’s DTT migration further delayed

Portugal’s DTT migration further delayed

The process of releasing the 700 MHz frequency band, currently used for DTT and essential for the start-up of 5G in Portugal, has been postponed from August 3rd to August…

2nd next-gen transmitter for Phoenix Model Market

2nd next-gen transmitter for Phoenix Model Market

Another chapter in the rollout of next-generation TV service in the US is being written in the collaborative Phoenix Model Market, with the launch of ATSC 3.0 signals from KASW-TV…

NEXTGEN TV launches show growing momentum

Just as four broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV service in the Las Vegas market, broadcast standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is showcasing more than 80 NEXTGEN TV product…

ICASA speeds up TV digital dividend

ICASA speeds up TV digital dividend

South Africa’s complete conversion from analogue to digital broadcasting was due to be completed by June 2015. The long-delayed process finally received a push towards the finish line on May…

Ghana abandons DSO

The coronavirus is forcing Ghana’s Ministry of Communications to abandon its plans for the digital switchover of TV signals for the time being. The project was due to be completed…

Hong Kong gives away 80,000 TVs

Hong Kong is to give all its low-income households a free digital TV ahead of the government’s analogue TV switch-off. Hong Kong says that some 92 per cent of all…

Altice Portugal anticipates start of DTT migration

Altice Portugal anticipates start of DTT migration

Altice Portugal has agreed to start the migration process of the DTT network on February 7th 2020 to the sub-700 MHz band, thus accepting the demand of the National Communications…

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