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Gibraltar: Gibtelecom launches Sofi

Gibtelecom has confirmed the launch of Sofi – its digital entertainment service. Gibtelecom’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Bristow, said the service will provide “an all-round entertainment experience for ‘the Rock’.…

France Télévisions confirms UHD Roland-Garros

France Télévisions confirms UHD Roland-Garros

Following the news that Eurosport is launching a new channel exclusively for the French Open at Roland-Garros with every match from the prestigious Philippe Chatrier centre court available in Ultra…

IPTV challenges DTT in France

For the first time, IPTV reception has drawn level with DTT in France, registering a penetration rate of 55 per cent of TV homes in the second half of 2017,…

Spain: New HbbTV FTA platform launches in June

LOVEStv, a joint HbbTV platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset, will launch on June 14th. The FTA platform – that will become an OTT service in a…

e.tv to launch South Africa DTT news channel

e-tv’s parent company (eMedia Investments) says it will launch a new 24-hour news channel, OpenNews, which will be carried on South Africa’s DTT service provided by Platco Digital. eMedia already…

Study: YouView users mix different viewing patterns

UK hybrid digital TV platform YouView has revealed data on how the nation is watching its favourite TV programmes, with analysis suggesting that the vast majority of viewers watch the…

Pirate DTT channels soar in Spain

Pirate DTT channels are increasingly proliferating in Spain, above all in the local DTT Market and the South of Spain in the Region of Andalucía. The Andalucía Audiovisual Council (CAA)…

Spain: RTVE, Cellnex, Televes launch 4K DTT test channel

Spain’s pubcaster RTVE, tech vendor Televes, and broadcasting operator Cellnex have joined forces to launch a 4K DTT test channel in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, in the north of Spain.…

Spain: DTT loses ground

Spain: DTT loses ground

DTT in Spain is increasingly losing audience numbers to pay-TV. In 2017, DTT had an average audience share of 77.1 per cent, down 2 per cent on one year earlier.…

Analyst: Cord cutting takes toll beyond US

The cord-cutting trend that threatens the future of the global pay-TV industry was not confined solely to the United States in 2017 according to business information provider IHS Markit; total…