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Slovenia awards pay-TV licences on DTT network

Slovenia awards pay-TV licences on DTT network

Slovenia’s Agency for Communications Network and Services (AKOS) has awarded the first licences to distribute pay-TV channels on the nationwide DTT network. Eight broadcasters received licensed following a public tender…

Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Strategy Analytics forecasts that global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video will grow from $490 billion in 2017 to $559 billion in 2022, an increase of $69 billion.…

EchoStar Inmarsat bid: ‘Completely unacceptable’

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce told analysts August 2nd that the recent EchoStar bid for Inmarsat was so unacceptable that any dialogue or engagement would have been seen as weakness. Pearce…

Ivory Coast: 82% aware of DTT, intend buy equipment

To support the digital transition in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa, Médiamétrie and Omedia are publishing the results of the first digital Terrestrial TV barometer in Africa, covering Ivory Coast, Gabon, Mali…

SES still under pressure; C-band a “win-win”

Half-yearly results from satellite operator SES showed video revenues – worth 67 per cent of group revenues – remain under pressure, with the company booking €650 million in H1 2018,…

France axes two DTT channels

Due to the ongoing reform of the French PSB sector, the French government has announced that €190 million of cost-cutting measures will take place between now and 2022, and that…

Italy plans 15 DTT multiplexes

Italy plans 15 DTT multiplexes

Italy’s National Communications Authority (AgCOM) has published the National Plan for the Allocation of Digital Terrestrial TV Frequencies (PNAF 2018). A total of 10 national multiplexes in the UHF band…

Portuguese regulator orders Meo to reduce DTT prices

Altice Portugal’s Meo unit will have to reduce the prices it charges to national broadcasters RTP, SIC and TVI for the distribution of their channels on the DTT network. This…

Portugal: DTT spectrum changes from 2019

The introduction of 5G in Portugal will lead to changes in the frequency spectrum now used for DTT broadcasts, starting from the fourth quarter of 2019. This follows the presentation…

NZ: Freeview new On Demand platform

New Zealand digital terrestrial TV service Freeview has commenced roll-out of a new On Demand TV Platform to replace the existing FreeviewPlus service. Implemented in collaboration with leading New Zealand…