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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…

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…

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