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France Télévisions chooses Eutelsat for UHD

Eutelsat, already one of the two defacto suppliers of French television signals, has been selected to transmit UHD signals for France Télévisions. Eutelsat has been a strong supporter of 4K transmissions and has consistently backed UHD development for programme production and transmission. Canal Plus and its multi-channel offering, uses signals from rival satellite operator SES. […]

November 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Meo’s DTT network operator licence renewed

Portuguese telecom regulator Anacom has renewed Meo’s licence to manage the DTT multiplex network for seven years to December 2030. In its application for the renewal of the licence, Meo set down five requirements. These included the renewal of the licence for seven years; the continued use of the DVB-T and MPEG-4 technologies; full use […]

November 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Paris 2024 4K broadcast on France 3

French PSB group France Télévisions is to broadcast the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in UHD 4K on FTA DTT channel France 3, but only France 2 will continue offering 4K content thereafter. The agreement granted by regulatory body Arcom follows regular trials conducted by France Télévisions during recent Roland-Garros Tennis Opens. Tests in […]

October 27, 2023From Pascale-Paoli Lebailly in Paris

Call for long-term broadcast TV, radio protection

A report published by over-60s advocacy group Silver Voices has revealed the extent of the British public’s support for the protection of broadcast TV and radio for the long-term. According to the Safeguarding Universality: The Future of Broadcast TV and Radio report’s findings, over 80 per cent of respondents believe broadcast TV and radio should […]

October 25, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on TV distribution

Broadcast regulator Ofcom is seeking evidence on how the TV distribution landscape could develop over the next decade and beyond. Ofcom notes that large numbers of people still rely on traditional, scheduled broadcast TV –  the so—called ‘linear’ TV – particularly for its ability to inform us about what is happening in the world and […]

October 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Culture Secretary: ‘We’ll protect terrestrial TV’

Viewers of free-to-air terrestrial TV should not be “left behind” amid shifting viewing habits towards streaming services, the UK Culture Secretary will say in a major speech on the future of TV. Lucy Frazer will deliver a keynote speech at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Conference where she will outline her plan to maximise the […]

September 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy’s RAI to switch to DVB-T2 by Jan 2024

Italy’s public broadcaster RAI will have to switch to DVB-T2 for one of its national multiplexes by January 10th 2024, according to Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Senator Adolfo Urso. He added that the other RAI multiplexes must switch to DVB-T2 according to a roadmap that will be launched by the Ministry of […]

August 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

South Africa’s DSO draws near

Sentech, South Africa’s state-backed TV transmission business, has started its move towards an all-digital broadcasting model. At midnight on July 31st Sentech switched some frequencies to all-digital transmission. The switchover is about 13 years late. The government’s communications minister had set the end of July as the end-date for analogue transmissions across the country. Broadcasters […]

August 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

France consults on UHD DTT services

French audiovisual services and digital regulator Arcom has been contacted by the Government to grant public service broadcaster France Télévisions a right to use frequencies to allow the broadcasting of France 2 and France 3 in ultra-high definition, over a large part of mainland France and nine overseas territories, from 2024. Other broadcasters have also […]

July 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Bosnia and Herzegovina selects DVB-T2 providers for MUX A

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina has selected the companies that will provide the DVB-T2 equipment for national DTT multiplex MUX A that will carry the TV channels of the country’s public broadcasters. A consortium, consisting of local company Sirius 2000 and Croatia’s Odašiljači i veze (OiV) was selected as the […]

July 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome