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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…

Italy: €50 subsidy for DVB-T2 compatibility

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has established guidelines for the provision of subsidies to buy TV sets and decoders compatible with the DVB-T2 HEVC/MPEG-4 standards. The total budget is €151…

Malaysia DSO by September

Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says that it will cease broadcasting in analogue by September. MCMC’s chief digital officer Gerard Lim Kim Meng said the digital television project would…

Ivory Coast accelerates digital migration with SES

Ivory Coast accelerates digital migration with SES

Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT) has selected SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching…

US: 40-market Next-Gen TV build-out

At the 2019 NAB Show, a broad coalition of broadcast television station groups – including both network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters – have announced plans…

FCC’s Carr: ‘ATSC 3.0, a new broadband pipe’

FCC’s Carr: ‘ATSC 3.0, a new broadband pipe’

With a broad coalition of US broadcast television station groups announcing plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the 40 largest US TV markets by the end of 2020, FCC Commissioner…

US proposes ATSC 3.0 as digital standard

The United States of America has proposed to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adoption of the ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast standard for use by all countries in the world. The…

Study: Growing US interest in next-gen TV

Study: Growing US interest in next-gen TV

In an update to a 2017 national research study, consumers continue to show exceptionally strong interest in the US Next-Gen Television service (also known as ATSC 3.0) that will offer…

TV “squeeze-back” campaign for Singapore digital TV

Come September 17th, Singapore households which have not made the switch to digital TV (DTV) will see a smaller picture on their TV screens, as a visual reminder for them…

Costa Rica DSO in August 2019

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Technology & Telecoms says it will complete its digital switchover (DSO) a year from now on August 15th 2019. Costa Rica has adopted the Brazilian/Japanese…

Malaysia delays DSO

Despite making good progress with potential digital TV reception (some 85 per cent of the audience covered) Malaysia says it will delay switching off its analogue TV transmissions. “This is…

South Africa commits to DSO by June 2019

The headline should also say ‘again’ such are the frequent promises made by a succession of South African politicians with regards to adopting digital terrestrial TV. However, this time the…

Nigeria launches next phases of DSO with Inview

Nigeria launches next phases of DSO with Inview

The Digital Switchover in Nigeria, known as ‘Free TV’ has continued its roll out across the nation by successfully launching in Kwara and Kaduna states. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)…

US coalition aims to eliminate digital divide

US coalition aims to eliminate digital divide

Rallying around a plan to eliminate the digital divide by 2022, a diverse group of community leaders, rural advocates and top innovators have launched of Connect Americans Now. The new…

SES welcomes ECJ ruling on Spanish DTT

SES welcomes ECJ ruling on Spanish DTT

SES has welcomed victory in five out of six appeals at the European Union’s Court of Justice which examined earlier verdicts and judgements which favoured the Kingdom of Spain, two…

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