Advanced Television


UK broadcasters warned on due impartiality

Ofcom research underlines the significant value UK viewers and listeners place on due impartiality as the media regulator puts broadcasters on notice that they must maintain the highest editorial standards ahead of a General Election. The qualitative research explores audiences’ understanding of news and current affairs content and their expectations of due impartiality when politicians […]

April 24, 2024By Colin Mann

Brazil to roll out new digital TV standard in 2025

Brazil is launching a new TV standard called TV 3.0 in 2025. This technology, according to the government, will revolutionise the way people watch TV by integrating it with the internet. Viewers will use apps to navigate channels, replacing the traditional number system on remote controls. This will allow channels to offer additional on-demand content, […]

April 4, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

HbbTV releases v2024-1 of HbbTV Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, an initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The v2024-1 Test Suite, developed by the HbbTV Testing Group, is […]

April 4, 2024

GB News in multiple rules breaches

A series of investigations by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has concluded that five programmes on GB News featuring politicians acting as news presenters broke broadcasting due impartiality rules. Under the Broadcasting Code, news, in whatever form, must be presented with due impartiality. Additionally, a politician cannot be a newsreader, news interviewer or news reporter unless, exceptionally, […]

March 18, 2024By Colin Mann

Here isn’t the news

Strange times in the UK news market. GB News continues to generate its own headlines by setting new records for Ofcom breaches, while Talk TV announces it is shutting down its broadcast version. News UK has decided its niche news channel was a bit too niche – the fact star turn Piers Morgan had already […]

March 5, 2024

Ofcom: GB News show broke offence rules

An Ofcom investigation has concluded that an episode of Dan Wootton Tonight on GB News broke broadcasting rules designed to protect viewers from offensive content. Comments made during the programme by Laurence Fox targeting female political journalist, Ava Evans, prompted 8,867 complaints to Ofcom. Viewers expressed concerns that his remarks were sexist, misogynistic and offensive. […]

March 4, 2024By Colin Mann

Spain: RTVE switches off SD signals

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has switched off the SD transmission of its six channels (La 1, La 2, Canal 24 horas, Clan, Teledeporte and TVE Internacional), migrating them to HD, a week before the February 14th deadline. Meanwhile, it is launching the first UHD channel in Spain with regular transmissions, La 1 UHD, which will […]

February 6, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Record year for Amazon

Amazon has reported that net sales increased 12 per cent to $574.8 billion in 2023, compared with $514 billion in 2022. Excluding the $0.1 billion unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the year, net sales increased 12% compared with 2022. North America segment sales increased 12 per cent year-over-year to $352.8 […]

February 2, 2024

Slovenia shuts down DVB-T multiplex C

Slovenia’s Agency for Communication Networks and Services has announced the shutdown of DVB-T multiplex C as of February1st. Launched in 2013 and operated by public broadcaster RTV Slovenija as the network operator, multiplex C was intended for the distribution of commercial TV channels. This decision follows the withdrawal of pay-TV channels and declining demand, leaving […]

February 1, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

IPMX finalises key standards documents

The Video Services Forum (VSF), in collaboration with the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), announced at ISE 2024 a significant development of the Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) standards. Concluding a VSF testing event held at the Matrox Video facility in Munich, where multiple manufacturers with IPMX implementations validated core specifications, IPMX has now […]

January 30, 2024