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ATSC: ‘Broadcasters, get ready for NEXTGEN TV!’

At the NAB Show New York, much of the buzz will be about the new Internet Protocol-based broadcast TV standard that will power NEXTGEN TV, with ATSC 3.0 discussion taking…

Belgium: Telenet to phase out analogue TV in 2020

Belgium: Telenet to phase out analogue TV in 2020

Belgian telco Telenet will start phasing out the radio and television analogue signal in the country, along with its cable network, in autumn 2020. The shut-down procedure will last until…

Portugal DTT frequency migration in January

Portugal DTT frequency migration in January

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has approved the new frequency migration plan for DTT broadcasts to mainland Portugal and the islands of the Azores and Madeira. Network operator Meo (Altice…

Italy: JV to manage nearly 1,000 TV towers

3Lettronica Industriale and Prima TV have teamed up to jointly manage a network of nearly 1,000 DTT transmitters in Italy. The two partners will offer interested broadcasters the possibility of…

Croatia to delay DVB-T2 introduction

Croatia to delay DVB-T2 introduction

DTT network operator Odašiljači i veze (OiV) has requested a postponement of the DVB-T MPEG-2 switchoff in favour of the DVB-T2 HEVC system from May 25th 2020 to June 5th…

Altice Portugal: “Conditions not met” for DTT

Altice Portugal has warned that “the conditions have not been met” in the migration schedule of the DTT service from the 700 MHz band, as established in the National Roadmap.…

Malaysia goes all-digital

Malaysia is to switch to all-digital transmission by October 31st. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the nation’s transition from analogue TV to its digital service (myFreeview Digital…

Spain’s DTT aid kicks off this week

Spain’s DTT aid kicks off this week

From September 26th, Spaniards will be able to apply for a portion of the €145 million aid package to readjust their antennas to watch DTT, as the second digital migration…

ITV: “Increasingly a digital-led company”

ITV: “Increasingly a digital-led company”

Speaking at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention 2019, Carolyn McCall, CEO ITV, has suggested the commercial PSB will be increasingly digital-led as it responds to shifting viewing habits, developments…

Report: DTH declines but still leads pay-TV delivery

From Q1 2014 to Q1 2019, the total subscription revenues of the direct pay-TV market has increased by 19 per cent, reaching €8.9 billion, according to figures from Dataxis. DTH…

Portugal to free up 700 MHz band from Jan 2020

Portugal to free up 700 MHz band from Jan 2020

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has defined the timetable for the release of the 700 MHz band, currently used for DTT, for the implementation of 5G mobile telephony. The change,…

Italian pay DTT drops from 32 to 21 channels

Italian pay DTT drops from 32 to 21 channels

A total of 413 TV channels were available throughout Italy in June 2019 on the main distribution platforms, of which 350 were owned by producers based in Italy. The majority…

Thailand loses half of digital auction revenues

Thailand had expected to earn around 51 billion baht (€1.48bn) from a 2013 auction of 24 digital TV licences. But the cash has not flowed. Thailand’s National Broadcasting & Telecommunications…

Portuguese regulator rejects DTT simulcast proposal

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has rejected a proposal by DTT network operator Altice Portugal for a simulcast period during the switch from the existing 700 MHz frequency to a…

Portugal: Two more public DTT channels?

Portugal: Two more public DTT channels?

Portugal’s modest DTT offer, consisting of only seven TV channels, could soon be expanded with two regional TV channels from public broadcaster RTP. The arrival of RTP Açores and RTP…

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