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South Africa ASO now June 2019

South Africa ASO now June 2019

The African National Congress (ANC) conference has given government until June 2019 to complete the migration from analogue to digital broadcast technology. The initial deadline, as determined by the International…

Spain acquitted of illegal DTT subsidies

Spain acquitted of illegal DTT subsidies

The European Union’s Court of Justice has examined earlier verdicts and judgements which favoured the Kingdom of Spain in respect of the financing the deployment of DTT in the country…

Revenues of top Italian TV channels up €220m

The revenues of the main TV operators in Italy during the period 2012-2016 increased by about €220 million (+2.5 per cent) to €8.98 billion, while the growth in the period…

UTECA demands lower DTT bill for small channels

Spanish private TV Association UTECA is set to ask Cellnex, an Abertis subsidiary, to reduce the high bill it pays for the distribution of DTT channels – above all for…

DVB-T2 households to reach 72% by 2022 in Europe

Dataxis research sheds light on the importance that DVB‐T2, the extension of the television standard DVB‐T, will acquire in the upcoming years. This system was devised to enable a better…

Mobile TV sees 11% growth in Italy

Mobile TV is the TV distribution platform that has seen the highest growth in Italy over the past two years, according to the 2017 Censis report on the state of…

Spain: Public consultation on 2nd DTT migration

Spain: Public consultation on 2nd DTT migration

The Spanish Administration has opened a public consultation over the 700 MHz bandwidth which will run until mid-February to pave the way for the introduction of 5G technology. With the…

Canal+ extends DTT EasyTV in Congo

Canal+ Group has extended its DTT offer EasyTV to a third city in the Democratic  Republic of the Congo (DRC), Matadi, after already rolling out in Lubumbashi and Kinshasa. Priced…

Freeview bosses warn of SVoD challenge

Freeview bosses warn of SVoD challenge

The companies responsible for UK free-to-air DTT platform Freeview have called on industry and policy makers to ‘step up’ to meet the profound changes in television being driven by American tech…

Africa could have 75m digital homes by 2021

Satellite broadcasting is helping drive digital adoption in Africa, according to a report from satellite operator Eutelsat. The report, Digital Transition in Africa,  says that despite the ITU-mandated switch off…