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Nigeria targets $1bn annual digital dividend

Nigeria’s Federal Government has said it could potentially raise a digital dividend of $1 billion from the sale of spectrum as it rolls out digitisation of broadcasting in the country.…

India likely to miss DSO again

The switch-over to all digital, and mandated, addressable set-top boxes have been something of a struggle for India. Almost all of the nation’s cable MSOs will have made the change…

Mexico to finally switch off analogue TV

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) says that Mexico will wrap up its analogue TV switch-off in November. The IFT says that this is the last phase of Mexico’s somewhat drawn-out…

Dutch digital over 90%

Digital television accounts for 90 percent of all TV connections in the Netherlands at the end of the second quarter of 2016, according to Telecompaper’s latest quarterly report on the…

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

EC outlaws Spain’s DSO broadcaster support

The European Commission has found that a Spanish scheme compensating terrestrial private broadcasters for carrying out parallel broadcasting during the digitisation of the terrestrial television signal is in breach of…

Skyworth clarifies Brazilian DSO role

Smart home solutions provider and set-top box manufacturer Skyworth Digital Technology has corrected a statement – subsequently withdrawn – released on July 28th, related to its supply of STBs into…

Legal action stops South Africa STB production

Legal action stops South Africa STB production

South Africa’s never-ending road to digital adoption was dealt another blow with the production of locally built set-top boxes ceasing because of a legal action. In May the country’s Supreme…

South Africa to investigate pay-TV market

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has launched an inquiry into the subscription television broadcasting services market. The purpose of the inquiry is to, among others, define the relevant…

India: Success for Phase III digital conversion

There are still a few dozen legal challenges to India’s mandatory roll-out of digitisation of the nation’s cable systems, but India’s Information & Broadcasting ministry (MIB) says that 41 million…

FCC auction could top $100bn

The FCC’s latest spectrum auction has something of a twist, in that current holders of valuable spectrum can sell off unwanted bandwidth in the auction. Nevertheless, the FCC is expecting…