Advanced Television


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

SES reach rises to 366m homes

Satellite operator SES, in its latest Satellite Monitor global reach survey, says it is now delivers almost 8,400 TV channels – including 3,130 in HD or UHD – to a total of 366 million TV homes worldwide, an increase of five million homes over the previous year. SES says it continues to outperform the industry […]

April 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES extends contract with QVC

Home shopping channels from QVC have signed a multi-year contract renewal with satellite operator SES for viewers in the UK and Ireland. The companies have announced a five-year contract renewal to broadcast the company’s QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Extra and QVC Style channels over SES’s 28.2 / 28.5 degrees East satellites. As part of the […]

April 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wiztivi develops Fransat’s new HbbTV app

Fransat, the French DTH platform operated by Eutelsat, and Wiztivi are unveiling the brand-new application of ‘Fransat Connect’, an interactive service based on the HbbTV standards. The main objectives were to modernise the UI in a more intuitive UX, ensure compatibility with the latest HbbTV features, manage user consent and display free or paid TV […]

March 10, 2022

Ateme’s TITAN tech used for Brazil’s TV 3.0 standard

Ateme, a specialist in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announces the Brazilian Terrestrial Television System (Forum SBTVD) Forum has used its TITAN Live solution to select VVC as the sole mandatory video coding system for Brazil’s new TV 3.0 standard, which will be used in the country’s next generation […]

March 10, 2022

Globecast, Ateme collaborate

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media and content management, and Ateme, the specialist in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, have collaborated to add Ateme BISS-CA to Globecast’s security options. BISS-CA was developed by Ateme alongside an alliance of public service media and other network equipment vendors and first […]

March 2, 2022

Atlanta DTH announces ATSC 3.0 gateway TV receiver

Atlanta DTH, a globally active developer of cable, satellite, terrestrial and IP media related applications, announces a new addition to its product portfolio. The ATSC 3.0 Gateway allows ATSC-standard free-to-air television programs to be viewed on any smart TV receiver or portable device. Housed in a compact low-profile unit designed to fit beneath or alongside a […]

February 23, 2022

Astro Malaysia closing Brunei DTH service

Malaysia’s Astro DTH service, Kristal Astro, is to end its Brunei transmissions on March 31st. The company blames the growing digital-based services in what is a modest population of fewer than 500,000. Kristal Astro stated: “Considering the fast changing technology trends causing huge shifts in consumer preferences towards digital media consumption, we have come to […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Italy: Smart TV and OTT usage up 7.4%

The number of DTT and satellite TV viewers in Italy during both increased by 0.5 per cent in 2021 compared to 2019. The figures come from a report by Italian research agency Censis, which also reveals a 7.4 per cent growth of OTT and Smart TV users in the two-year period, to 41.9 per cent […]

December 6, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: Is SVoD undermining MENA pay-TV market value?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay-TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive cable offers, as is the case in North America, reports Dataxis. In MENA, the TV market follows an opposite model, characterised by the predominance of […]

December 1, 2021