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Sky Arts goes live on Freeview

Sky Arts goes live on Freeview

UK DTT platform Freeview has welcomed the latest arrival to its free-to-air channel line-up – Sky Arts. The channel, which broadcasts a wide range of programming focused on theatre, art,…

UK completes 700 MHz clearance

UK completes 700 MHz clearance

UK Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman has confirmed the milestone completion of the four-year, £350 million major infrastructure programme to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band, allowing new data capacity…

Sky Arts FTA from Sept 17

Sky Arts FTA from Sept 17

Further to the announcement that Sky Arts, the UK’s only channel dedicated to arts and culture, will be made available to everyone, Sky has confirmed a launch date, as well…

Portugal wants more public DTT channels

The Portuguese Parliament has approved a proposal by left-wing political party Bloco da Esquerda (BE) to increase the number of public service TV channels on the national DTT network. According…

Portugal’s DTT migration further delayed

Portugal’s DTT migration further delayed

The process of releasing the 700 MHz frequency band, currently used for DTT and essential for the start-up of 5G in Portugal, has been postponed from August 3rd to August…

Survey: 5G to replace traditional broadcast distribution  

Survey: 5G to replace traditional broadcast distribution  

According to a recent global survey of broadcasters, 82 per cent believe that cellular networks such as 5G will eventually replace traditional broadcast distribution such as DTT/DTV and satellite as…

2nd next-gen transmitter for Phoenix Model Market

2nd next-gen transmitter for Phoenix Model Market

Another chapter in the rollout of next-generation TV service in the US is being written in the collaborative Phoenix Model Market, with the launch of ATSC 3.0 signals from KASW-TV…

Report highlights value of UK digital TV industry

Report highlights value of UK digital TV industry

A report from the Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, highlights the economic and social value of the UK’s world-class digital TV industry. The report, titled…

Spain probes DTT interference from France

Spain probes DTT interference from France

The Spanish Administration is looking into DTT signal interference in Asturias, north of Spain, from a French DTT network. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has reported the…

Pittsburgh launch for NextGen TV

Three of Pittsburgh’s leading local network-affiliated television stations – WPGH (FOX), WTAE (ABC) and WPNT (MyNet) – have become among the first in the United States to begin broadcasting with…

Research: Youngsters value UK PSBs during lockdown  

Research: Youngsters value UK PSBs during lockdown  

Young viewers value public-service television as much as older generations, according to research conducted for UK free-to-air platform Freeview. The streaming generation has given a powerful vote of confidence to…

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will…

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Multichannel programmer UKTV says it is outpacing television’s general upward viewing trend during lockdown with its mix of bold originals and classic programming proving a hit with younger viewers. The…

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…

NENT, Com Hem extend distribution agreement

NENT, Com Hem extend distribution agreement

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has extended its long-term distribution agreement with Swedish telco Com Hem. The agreement makes NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and Viasat…

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