Advanced Television


DVB Project elects new Steering Board

The General Assembly of the DVB Project has elected a new Steering Board to serve for the coming two years. It includes representatives of 43 companies across DVB’s four member constituencies. The companies represented on the DVB Steering Board 2023–2025 are as follows: Manufacturers / software suppliers: Ateme, Dolby, Enensys, Ericsson, Fraunhofer IIS, HiSilicon, InterDigital, […]

November 14, 2023By Sanjeev Bhavnani

Arqiva gets positive Fitch rating

UK-based TV and radio transmission business Arqiva has just borrowed £250 million. Ratings agency Fitch has allocated a classification of ‘BBB’ with an ‘outlook is stable’ qualification. Fitch expects Arqiva’s debt to steadily fall to zero by 2032. The new cash will be used primarily to repay its existing European Investment Bank Loan and institutional […]

June 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Arqiva appoints Wedgwood as CTO

Communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced the appointment of Dom Wedgwood as Chief Technology Officer.  Wedgwood joins on June 1st and is appointed to Arqiva’s Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Shuja Khan.   Before joining Arqiva, Wedgwood was Senior Vice President for Broadcast Technology and OTT Playback Experience at DAZN Group, the […]

May 24, 2023

Arqiva, Irdeto hybrid content processing

Communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has been selected by digital platform cybersecurity specialist Irdeto to continue their partnership on the delivery of broadcast platforms to an audience of over 21 million people across 50 countries in South and Sub-Saharan Africa. Under the terms of the contract, Arqiva will provide managed services to Irdeto, […]

April 18, 2023

Holebrook named MD of Digital 3&4

Channel 4 and ITV’s multiplex service Digital 3&4 has appointed Steve Holebrook as its new Managing Director as Greg Bensberg steps down after ten years in the role. Reporting into the Digital 3&4 board, Holebrook will lead the strategic approach of the business and manage the operations of the Digital 3&4 service across all engagement […]

March 30, 2023

Arqiva appoints Jandwani in exec role

UK communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced the appointment of Gaurav Jandwani as Executive Director, Media & Broadcast. Jandwani joins from Telia, where he was Business Head, TV & Streaming and will sit on the Arqiva Executive Committee (ExCo) reporting to CEO Shuja Khan. His appointment is effective from January 3rd 2023. […]

December 19, 2022

Arqiva: 2023 broadcast predictions

Greg Burns, Head of Media products at Arqiva, has shared his broadcast predictions: 1. Battling the buffering dilemma In 2023, viewers expectations around seamless watching experiences will continue to heighten. Already we’re seeing audiences become increasingly frustrated with issues related to buffering. This is already costing streaming platforms eyeballs – almost two-fifths of steaming consumers […]

December 13, 2022

Poll: UK adults want FTA broadcasting protected

Three quarters (75 per cent) of people in key UK constituencies want their MP to protect traditional TV services, as the country faces a deepening cost of living crisis. A poll of over 5,000 people in the north and south of England found that eight in 10 (78 per cent) see digital terrestrial TV – […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Arqiva, MainStreaming distribution partnership

Broadcast infrastructure provider Arqiva and intelligent media delivery platform MainStreaming have forged a technology and services partnership, jointly to offer distribution services for the media streaming market. The partners will explore how the combination of MainStreaming’s CDN technology and broadcast-grade streaming experience with Arqiva’s global media infrastructure and managed services capability can offer more scalable, […]

November 14, 2022

DTG launches Targeted Ad report and Test App Suite

The DTG tested 95 per cent of the UK receiver market for targeted ad performance, and the resulting report and free test app suite are now available. In April 2021 the DTG established a cross-industry task group on Targeted Advertising with partners including Arqiva, Channel 4, Google, S&T and TP Vision. Its mission was to […]

October 14, 2022