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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…

NEXTGEN TV: 2nd transmission facility

NEXTGEN TV: 2nd transmission facility

As broadcasters converge on Manhattan this week for NAB Show New York, the Phoenix Model Market partners and Pearl TV have revealed several developments that will positively impact the deployment…

Belgium: Telenet to phase out analogue TV in 2020

Belgium: Telenet to phase out analogue TV in 2020

Belgian telco Telenet will start phasing out the radio and television analogue signal in the country, along with its cable network, in autumn 2020. The shut-down procedure will last until…

Malaysia goes all-digital

Malaysia is to switch to all-digital transmission by October 31st. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the nation’s transition from analogue TV to its digital service (myFreeview Digital…

Spain: DTT new frequencies July 24 start

The first DTT switch-on for the new frequencies will start on July 24th in Baleares Islands and Cáceres in the western part of Spain. The General Director of Telecommunications, Roberto…

South Africa vows fast action on digital TV

South Africa vows fast action on digital TV

South Africa’s communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is promising faster progress on the country’s adoption of digital TV from analogue transmission. However, this is not the first time a minister has…

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