Advanced Television


Analyst: Satellite industry worth $271bn in 2019

There may be some doom and gloom about the depressed state of consumer demand on aircraft and other Covid-affected businesses, but an analysis of the overall space industry by Bryce on behalf of the Satellite Industry Association paints a rosy picture for last year. Bryce says that Satellite-based services, representing some 45 per cent of […]

September 14, 2020By Chris Forrester

Report: FTA DTH take-up increases in Sub-Saharan Africa

Along the line of well-established actors such as Freeview in the UK, DTH free-to-air bouquets are spreading around sub-Saharan Africa, reports Dataxis. These offers, which bundle free channels into identifiable packages accessible through the purchase of specific set-top-boxes, are currently received by more than 8 million households in the region – a number to put […]

June 26, 2020

Report: Satellite TV grows in Ghana, Nigeria

Viewers in Ghana and Nigeria are growing increasingly fond of satellite DTH availability. A study from SES, part of their annual Satellite Monitor survey, reveals a steady increase in the penetration of satellite TV across Africa. The study on TV reception also shows an increase in SES reach from 33 million African households in 2018 […]

June 25, 2020By Chris Forrester

M7 Group adds 5 channels to 1 West satellite distribution

M7 Group, the European Pay-TV provider, has concluded various satellite distribution agreements in recent weeks for its 1 degree West DTH platform. The newly signed-up channels are: JimJam Hungary and JimJam Romania: AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe owned channels focusing on children’s content with dedicated Hungarian and Romanian feeds; TV1000: a Viasat […]

June 12, 2020

Portugal: Highest pay-TV sub growth since 2016

Portugal saw the highest growth in pay-TV subscribers in the past four years, reaching 4.1 million at the end of March 2020. According to data released by the National Communications Authority (Anacom), more than 160,000 new pay-TV subscribers were added in the period January-March, corresponding to a 4 per cent growth on the same period […]

June 10, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome