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BBC Three returning to broadcast in Jan 2022

BBC Three returning to broadcast in Jan 2022

The BBC has confirmed the return of BBC Three to TV screens as a linear channel in January 2022. In February 2016, the service became the first TV channel in…

Spain: RTVE Canal 24 Horas HD on DTT

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has launched its news channel Canal 24 Horas HD on DTT following the removal of its kids channel Clan TV. With the launch of Canal 24…

South Africa targets March for DTT

South Africa’s plans to switch off its analogue TV transmissions and replace with digital terrestrial TV have suffered more than their share of false dawns. Now the country’s president says…

Field test success for NEXTGEN TV

Field test success for NEXTGEN TV

Newly-released field testing carried out by Sony Electronics has demonstrated the real-world advantages of next-generation TV broadcasting now being rolled out across the USA. The ATSC 3.0 or NEXTGEN TV…

PSBs to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

PSBs to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

UK public service broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 plan to integrate Digital UK – the joint venture which facilitates the provision of Freeview TV services and Freesat –…

Vivendi seeks DTT channel in Spain

Vivendi seeks DTT channel in Spain

French group Vivendi is reportedly seeking to operate a DTT channel in Spain as part of its plan to strengthen its position in the country’s media market, now that it…

DTT channel Negocios TV launches in Spain

Negocios TV has launched in Madrid – a DTT channel providing financial and economic news to capital viewers. Available on Movistar (channel 125) and compatible with iOS and Android, Negocios…

NEXTGEN TV broadcasters welcome FCC roll-out boost

The Pearl TV group of US broadcast companies has welcomed the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give broadcasters more flexibility when using a Distributed Television System (DTS) for…

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Increased movement and competition on UK DTT platform Freeview is among the developments for 2021 predicted by Chris Parsons, Chief Executive at channel operations specialist MediaPaedia Broadcast. His five predictions…

Portuguese adding two new DTT channels

Portuguese adding two new DTT channels

The Portuguese government has approved the expansion of the country’s free-to-air DTT offering with the addition of two more channels from public broadcaster RTP. RTP Africa is a satellite TV…

Sky Italia faces antitrust probe

Sky Italia faces antitrust probe

Italy’s antitrust body has opened an inquiry on Sky Italia and its concurrent activities in the media and telecommunications markets. According to the Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato…

ATSC 3.0 set for cable TV test

ATSC 3.0 set for cable TV test

Broadcasters supporting the Phoenix, Arizona Model Market project for NEXTGEN TV along with broadcaster group Pearl TV have begun initial testing of NEXTGEN TV over limited cable infrastructure, through a…

France: Canal+ gets 3 more years on pay DTT

France: Canal+ gets 3 more years on pay DTT

French TV regulatory body CSA has renewed Canal+’s pay DTT frequency for three further years, to December 6th 2023. The call for bids was initially issued with a duration of…

Portugal to complete DTT migration by Dec 18

Portugal should complete the DTT frequency migration process by December 18th, releasing the 700 MHz band for 5G from January 2021. The announcement was made by the president of the…

Arqiva withdraws from Digital UK shareholding

Arqiva withdraws from Digital UK shareholding

Digital UK, the joint venture which leads the operations and strategy of UK DTT platform and Freeview service, has confirmed that broadcast network infrastructure and transmission services provider Arqiva will…

Consumer awareness campaign from NEXTGEN TV

Consumer awareness campaign from NEXTGEN TV

With a planned multimillion dollar on-air and online awareness campaign scheduled for over the holidays and into early January 2021, US broadcast group Pearl TV and its Phoenix Model Market…

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