Advanced Television


Forecast: Thai pay-TV revs 4.2% CAGR ‘22-‘27

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 per cent from $752 million (€708m) in 2022 to $922 million in 2027, driven primarily by an increase in IPTV subscriptions, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Thailand Pay-TV Forecast (Q3 2022) reveals that while DTH […]

December 29, 2022

Italy: 3m receive TV via Tivùsat DTH platform

The number of Italian households receiving TV via the Tivùsat DTH platform reached 2.82 million at the beginning of November. The total number of activated smart cards amounted to 4.45 million, a figure that includes second and third homes. The management team at Tivùsat is confident that, thanks to 4K broadcasts of the World Cup […]

November 14, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: Sat-teleports are thriving

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has released a research report that details major shifts in the broadcast distribution market and how intelligent teleport operators have adapted to radical change to sustain and grow their businesses. The problem for most WTA members is the decline – or at best ‘plateauing’ – of their lucrative DTH businesses. […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arabsat chief: “DTH steady in MENA”

Arabsat’s chief strategy officer, Abdulhadi Al Hasani, speaking at the recent World Satellite Business Week, says that the operator’s DTH television broadcasting is steady and not showing any decline. Al Hasani said that one of the reasons for the strength of DTH is that streaming services are not well established in the region. He admitted […]

September 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: $1.2trn service opportunity for satcom operators

Findings from space consulting and market intelligence firm Euroconsult suggest the satellite industry is likely to see an explosion of services-driven revenue to the tune of a cumulative $1.2 trillion (€1.19trn) by 2031, with the share of data applications jumping from 15 per cent of total market revenues to a remarkable 42 per cent by […]

September 12, 2022

Harmonic unveils SIS for satellite distribution

Harmonic has announced it will introduce a new Single Illumination System (SIS) offering to ensure greater interoperability and cost savings for broadcast operators with DTT and DTH services. Based on the DVB-SIS standard, Harmonic’s new offering reduces multiplex distribution costs by about 50 per cent compared with the double satellite illumination method and enables broadcast […]

September 7, 2022

Italy: Satellite TV available to 20m

The number of Italians able to receive satellite TV transmissions in Italy reached 19.8 million in May 2022, accounting for a 34.3 per cent penetration rate. Research conducted by Studio Frasi, based on Auditel data, shows that in 14 years, the number of satellite TV viewers has grown by 3.39 million or by 17.8 per […]

September 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Hispasat Peru unites streaming/DTH with Harmonic

Harmonic announced that satellite operator Hispasat Peru is using Harmonic’s cloud-native platform to power white-label streaming and DTH broadcast services. “As one of the leading operators in Latin America, it’s critical for us to launch new video offerings with a fast time to market,” said Javier Izquierdo, managing director of Hispasat Peru. “Harmonic provides us […]

July 26, 2022

Measat promotes Selvaraj and Rao

Measat Satellite Systems has announced the appointment of Ganendra Selvaraj as Chief Commercial Officer and Jeevan Rao as Associate Vice President – Network Engineering & Operations. Selvaraj first joined Measat in 2004, With close to 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry, he has performed a broad spectrum of technical and commercial roles within […]

July 8, 2022

Data: HD channels in Arab world “continuously growing”

Hasan R Hasan, chairman of the Arab HDTV & Beyond Group, at a meeting of the organisation at the Dubai CabSat show, told delegates that while Ultra-HD has been slow to take off, there had been continuous growth in broadcasters now transmitting HD signals. “HD TV in the Arab world is continuously growing, especially for […]

May 23, 2022By Chris Forrester