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Italy TV spectrum sale mess

Italy TV spectrum sale mess

Italy’s plans to raise $3.5 billion by selling off its analogue TV spectrum are in chaos. There are more than one hundred local TV channels involved who say they will…

Research: Global pay-TV revenues $155bn in 2010

Some 338 million digital homes were added around the world between 2006 and 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research (DTVR). The Digital TV World Databook estimates…

NZ switchover dates confirmed

Dates for the switchover to digital television in New Zealand have been finalised, with Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman releasing the details. It will occur in four stages: – Hawke’s Bay…

Research: Rapid MEA digital conversion, but hands stay in pockets

Despite the recent social and political turmoil, rapid conversion to digital TV continues in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report from Digital TV Research (DTVR). Digital…

Digital TV boom ahead for Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe still has plenty of room for digital TV growth according to Digital TV Research. Two-thirds of homes (76 million) were still receiving analogue signals at end-2010 but rapid…

Research: Telco TV and Internet TV capture share from cable TV in mature markets

According to new market data from ABI Research, 11.3 million pay-TV subscribers were added at the end of first quarter of 2011. “By the end of 2011, the total number…

Ireland: Two-thirds unaware of ASO

Ireland’s Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has published a report on TV viewing methods in Ireland which reveals that only about one-third of Irish terrestrial TV homes were aware of analogue…

Tick off for DTT?

Intellect, the trade association for the UK’s technology sector, has called for a reduced role for government on Digital Terrestrial Television issues once digital switchover is complete, marking the end…

South East switchover dates

South East switchover dates

The dates for the start of digital switchover in the BBC South East region have been announced, setting out the timetable for the switch-off of analogue TV channels. The five…

Japan to delay analogue switch-off

Japan’s communications ministry has said it will delay a complete shift to digital terrestrial television broadcasts in the three prefectures most severely stricken by the March 11 quake and ensuing…