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Eutelsat incentives for Italian local broadcasters

Eutelsat Italia has announced it will offer incentives for local broadcasters in Italy to switch from terrestrial to satellite transmissions. According to managing director Renato Farina, the move “aims to…

Persidera, Europa TV win ‘unfair frequency allocation’ case

Italy’s Council of State has issued a verdict in favour of Persidera and Europa TV on the issue of the unfair distribution of TV frequencies for DTT in 2009. The…

Spain: €1bn for DTT migration

Spain’s second digital dividend – with DTT migration and the auction of 5G frequencies – will yield the Administration up to €1.05 billion. The firm S&P Global has estimated that…

US broadcast majors commit to ATSC 3.0

US broadcast majors commit to ATSC 3.0

At the 2018 NAB Show New York, executives from FOX Television Stations; NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Group; Univision; TEGNA (for Pearl TV), and Nexstar Media Group (for SpectrumCo) announced…

Study: Growing US interest in next-gen TV

Study: Growing US interest in next-gen TV

In an update to a 2017 national research study, consumers continue to show exceptionally strong interest in the US Next-Gen Television service (also known as ATSC 3.0) that will offer…

Italian broadcasters oppose new DTT plan

Four Italian broadcasters have requested that the Lazio Regional Administrative Court annuls the resolution by which regulator AgCom has approved the new DTT frequency plan. The changes in the TV…

Spain: Small DTTs want carriage compensation

Spain’s small DTT channels are demanding compensation for the “abusive profit” made by Cellnex, the domestic broadcasting agency, which has a monopoly on carrying their signals. The channels DKiss, Trece…

DTT and DTH lose ground in Italy

The 15th annual Censis report on the state of the communications sector in Italy has confirmed that traditional TV is increasingly losing ground to new distribution platforms. DTT and DTH…

Switzerland to cease DVB-T broadcasting in 2019

Switzerland to cease DVB-T broadcasting in 2019

Switzerland will abandon DTT broadcasts during 2019 opting instead for more widespread technologies such as cable, Internet and satellite, which also offer the possibility of reception of HD channels. This…

Spain’s public consultation on DTT

Spain’s public consultation on DTT

Spanish regulator CNMC has launched a public consultation on the carriage of DTT signals in an attempt to introduce more competition in the market. Broadcasting company Cellnex, the former Abertis…