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Mediaset adds 13th thematic TV channel

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is adding the Cine34 channel to its free-to-air DTT offer, taking the number of thematic TV channels to 13. Cine34 is dedicated to Italian movies and is…

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…

SK Telecom, Sinclair ATSC 3.0 JV

SK Telecom, Sinclair ATSC 3.0 JV

Korean mobile telco SK Telecom and US media company Sinclair Broadcast Group have unveiled Cast.era, a joint venture located in Arlington, Virginia focused on cloud infrastructure for broadcasting, ultra-low latency…

France 4, France Ô to end DTT distribution

PSB free DTT channels France 4 and France Ô will cease broadcasting and turn to non-linear distribution on August 9th, owner France Télévisions has confirmed. A summer break will allow…

Research: Africa to gain 17m pay-TV subs

Research: Africa to gain 17m pay-TV subs

Africa will have 47.26 million pay-TV subscribers by 2025, up from 30.70 million at end-2019, according to Digital TV Research. Nigeria will contribute 10 million subscribers by 2025 – having…

Over a third of Spain set for DTT switch in Feb

Over a third of Spain set for DTT switch in Feb

Six out of 17 Spanish Regions (Comunidades Autónomas) will complete the DTT migration (which starts on February 10th) by March 3rd. Aragón, País Vasco, Castilla y León, Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha…

Italy: HGTV going FTA on DTT

Italy: HGTV going FTA on DTT

Discovery Italia will expand its channel portfolio in Italy with the launch of Home & Garden TV (HGTV) on February 2nd 2020. The broadcaster’s ninth TV channel will be available…

Italy: Broadband ties with DTT for main TV access

Broadband will become the primary mode of access to TV in Italy in the period 2019-2021, along with DTT, according to the latest ITMedia Consulting Report on the state of…

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…

RTVE’s Teledeporte to go OTT

RTVE’s Teledeporte to go OTT

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is proposing to close down Teledeporte, its DTT sports TV channel, and turn it into a streaming service only available online. The move is aimed at…

US Q3 pay-TV subs down 1.7m

US Q3 pay-TV subs down 1.7m

Findings from specialist analysis firm Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about…

DNA to close terrestrial TV network

DNA to close terrestrial TV network

Finnish telco DNA is to close its VHF frequency-based terrestrial network in 2020. At the same time, it will also relinquish its terrestrial network licence to focus on cable and…

Spain: Second DTT migration phase under way

The readjustment of antennas as a result of the DTT migration is entering the second phase in Spain with Madrid and Catalonia starting to make the change from mid-November. 1,433…

Meo warns of additional costs for DTT migration

Meo (Altice Portugal) has warned of a “high probability” of additional operational costs due to ‘gaps’ in the timetable for the DTT migration process of the 700 MHz band, proposed…

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…

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