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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…

FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 rule-change boost

FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 rule-change boost

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed technical rule changes to facilitate the use of the US’s next generation television broadcast standard,…

Croatia postpones DVB-T2/HEVC switchover

Croatia has postponed the deadline for the ending of DVB-T/MPEG-2 broadcasting and for the complete transition to DVB-T2/HEVC for at least 6 months. The decision, announced by the Croatian Regulatory…

Spain: DTT migration delayed

The coronavirus crisis has driven the government to postpone the DTT migration process in light of the June 30th deadline not being possible to meet. The Spanish government has reportedly…

Coronavirus stops DTT migration in Portugal

Portugal has decided to temporarily suspend the migration of the national DTT network to other frequencies “due to the constraints associated” with Covid-19. The decision was reached after consultations between…

Fight Sports wins Swedish DTT licence

Fight Sports wins Swedish DTT licence

Fight Sports, the combat sports broadcaster, has won a nationwide licence for the next five years from the Swedish MPRT (Myndigheten för Press, Radio and TV). The channel will be…

Italy: Online TV to surpass DTT in 2021

Italy: Online TV to surpass DTT in 2021

Online TV will reach 9.2 million Italian homes in 2021, compared to 5.9 million in 2019 (CAGR +25 per cent). Thus it will become the leading broadcast platform, surpassing DTT,…

France: CSA issues pay DTT call

French TV regulatory body CSA has launched a call for bids for a national HD DTT pay-TV service to be broadcast on a frequency currently used by Canal+, whose license…

Spain: Third DTT migration phase completed

The third DTT migration phase in Spain has been completed with the switch-off of the 700 MHz band in Alava, Teruel, Vizcaya East and West, Zaragoza North and South. Now,…

South Africa: Spectrum shortage will continue

South Africa is in the process of switching off its analogue TV signals and replacing transmissions with a DTT service. The hand-over process, already some 5 years overdue, and is…

DTT deadline for 2,413 Spanish municipalities

DTT deadline for 2,413 Spanish municipalities

Some 2,413 municipalities from 11 regions in Spain will be affected from February 11th by the DTT switch-over as a result of the digital migration within the so-called digital dividend.…

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