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Confusion over MultiChoice/StarTimes in Nigeria

South African pay-TV giant MultiChoice has been given notice that their transmissions over and within Nigeria must cease next year. The notification also includes StarTimes Group, which is backed by…

MediaPro snatches Serie A rights

MediaPro snatches Serie A rights

The Italian Football League (Lega Calcio) has awarded the Italian TV rights for the country’s flagship Serie A league tournament for the period 2018-2021 to Barcelona-based content producer MediaPro for…

Spain: TV advertisers lose DTT battle

Spanish TV advertisers have lost their battle to have more space on DTT channels. The Supreme Court has ruled that the awarding of 6 DTT channels in 2015 was legal…

DTT in Portugal falls short of expectations

DTT in Portugal falls short of expectations

DTT in Portugal has fallen short of expectations both in commercial terms and the TV offer, according to a study published by the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The document warns…

Dataxis: Over 1bn pay-TV subs globally

Dataxis: Over 1bn pay-TV subs globally

According to Q317 data from research firm Dataxis, 60 million pay-TV subscribers have been added to global numbers since Q316. Asia‐Pacific has the highest number of pay-TV subscribers, accounting for…

Licensee fined for illegal Sky Sports

Licensee fined for illegal Sky Sports

A pub licensee from Huddersfield in the north of England has pleaded guilty to six offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to…

TF1 rebranding DTT channels

TF1 rebranding DTT channels

To progress its global multichannel strategy, TF1 Group is rebranding its French DTT channels NT1 and HD1 to TFX and TF1 Séries Films respectively, with the new design going live…

Africa to add 17.4m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74 per cent between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. However, the Sub-Saharan Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from…

Pearl TV, Sony develop first ATSC 3.0 EPG

Pearl TV, a grouping of US broadcast companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking broadcasting opportunities, is collaborating with Sony Electronics to develop an essential viewer navigation ingredient for…

ICASA invites new DTT channels

South Africa’s media regulator ICASA is inviting applications from broadcasters wishing to apply for multiplex spectrum on the nation’s third (MUX-3) DTT service. ICASA initially made a similar announcement back…