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Buckridge new YouView CEO

YouView has appointed Susie Buckridge as its new CEO following the departure of long-serving CEO Richard Halton. Buckridge was director of product. YouView, which is backed by the UK’s PSBs…

Netflix, Devialet sound added to Freebox

Xavier Niel, the CEO of Iliad, owner of Free, has unveiled the awaited new generation Freebox Delta that adds a free of charge access to Netflix, and an option for…

Altice Portugal rejects reduction of DTT distribution fees

Altice Portugal has criticised the decision of the National Communications Authority (Anacom) to cut the TV channel distribution fees by 15 per cent, considering the decision as “unfair, unfounded and…

Meo forced to reduce DTT distribution prices

Portuguese broadcasters will now pay less for the distribution of their TV channels via the national DTT network, following a ruling by the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The regulating body…

Hrvatski Telekom buys Croatian DTT pay-TV platform

Leading Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom has signed a contract with Hrvatska Posta (Croatian Post) for the acquisition of the entire share capital of HP Produkcija, the parent company of DTT…

Spain: Pay-TV up, DTT down

Significant pay-TV growth (631,000 new subscribers in a year) is having a negative impact on FTA DTT in Spain. According to the CNMC, FTA DTT consumption fell to a record…

Italy’s Europa 7 seeks partner for pay-TV venture

Italian broadcaster Europa 7, owned by local businessman Francesco di Stefano, is planning to launch a new pay-TV venture on DTT for which it seeking an international partner. After obtaining…

D-Book 11 defines UK TV requirements

The DTG, the UK’s collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has published its D-Book 11, the only universally deployed technical standard for TV and DTT in the UK.…

Spain: Mediapro takes over DTT Ten

Spanish TV groups Mediapro and Grupo Secuoya have reached an agreement over the ill-fated DTT channel Ten. Henceforth the channel, owned by Secuoya, will be managed and operated by Mediapro…

Eutelsat incentives for Italian local broadcasters

Eutelsat Italia has announced it will offer incentives for local broadcasters in Italy to switch from terrestrial to satellite transmissions. According to managing director Renato Farina, the move “aims to…

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