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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

Arqiva: ‘Spectrum commitment needed’

Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy and Regulation at UK broadcast communications infrastructure provider Arqiva, has called in the government to guarantee the future of terrestrial TV and radio services in the UK to 2040 and beyond. Addressing the Westminster Media Forum on the future of UK media policy, Patten told delegates that a key question […]

July 6, 2022By Colin Mann

e.tv: “We know we must quit analogue”

South African broadcaster e.tv has said it knows it needs to vacate the analogue spectrum bands as soon as possible for the nation to progress. Earlier this week it won a major victory from South Africa’s Constitutional Court extending its rights to continue analogue broadcasting. But the company says it recognises that its usage of […]

July 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

South Africa STB scheme again delayed

The numerous delays and excuses affecting the distribution of South Africa’s digital terrestrial TV set-top boxes have been affected by a new excuse: flooding. The recent floods, which severely affected the KwaZulu-Natal region and other parts of the country’s Eastern Cape, have been cited as being responsible for the slow distribution of converter boxes. The […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

South Africa DSO staggers again

South Africa’s Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni is facing a challenging distribution plan as part of the nation’s roll-out of digital TV services. The minister is looking to install around 450,000 set-top boxes over the next eight weeks despite having taken 6 years to distribute a similar number to would-be digital viewers. South Africa is committed […]

May 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Another setback for South Africa DSO

South Africa has again delayed its digital switchover, which was scheduled for March 31st. This latest postponement has been ordered by South Africa’s High Court which ordered communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni not to complete the analogue television switch-off as she had planned. The Court had sat in Pretoria on March 28th and ordered a delay […]

March 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

South Africa: e.tv opposes DSO

South Africa is planning to switch off its analogue broadcasting at the end of March. But privately owned e.tv is not playing ball. It has widespread national distribution and viewership to its analogue transmissions and has said it will not comply. e.tv, owned by eMedia, is mounting a vigorous legal challenge to the Minister’s ruling. […]

March 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

South Africa DSO on March 31

South Africa has confirmed that its analogue television transmissions will end on March 31st. The process is more than 10 years behind the initial plan which was to see 80 per cent of the nation converted to digital in time for the FIFA World Cup which started in June 2010 The ending of analogue broadcasting […]

March 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bolivia delays DSO

Bolivia’s digital terrestrial TV adoption has slipped to – at best – the tail-end of 2024. But the final locations will not be installed until the end of 2028 which is more than 3 years later than originally proposed. The country’s government has agreed to see analogue TV switched off initially in its first phase […]

December 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

10 Houston stations launch NEXTGEN TV

Television viewers in Houston, the eighth-largest TV market in the US, can now experience the future of broadcast television as 10 local TV stations launch digital broadcast technology NEXTGEN TV, using the digital television standard ATSC 3.0. Now broadcasting in 35 markets, NEXTGEN TV is expected to reach 45 per cent of US television households […]

December 7, 2021By Colin Mann