Advanced Television


France: Arcom launches DTT bid call

French broadcast regulator Arcom is set to launch a new FTA and pay DTT call for bids on February 28th in order to renew, or not, the frequencies of the fifteen active broadcasters, including half of the national broadcasters. The current authorisations of TF1, M6, Gulli, C8, W9, TMC, TFX, NRJ 12, LCI, BFMTV, CNews, […]

February 27, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Spain ends SD DTT

Spain has today [February 14th] switched off all its SD DTT signals and completed the migration to HD. Around 384,000 homes, only 2 per cent of the total in the country, have had to buy a HD-equipped TV set or STB to keep receiving DTT now its on HD, with Regional Administrations like in Galicia […]

February 14, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Enensys takes part in UHD DTT roll-out in France

Enensys Technologies, a provider of media delivery solutions, has announced its participation in the modernisation of DTT in France, with the adoption of its OneBeam solution for France Télévisions’ Ultra HD broadcasting project on French territory. The UHD broadcasts of France 2 and France 3 channels offer a high-quality visual and audio experience to millions […]

February 9, 2024

France: 62% use DTT to watch TV

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of French viewers still use DTT to watch television – 58 per cent on the main TV set, and 4 per cent on a secondary device. According to a study conducted by Ifop for French radio and television transmission services provider, TDF, 35 per cent of viewers use DTT alongside […]

January 31, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Spain finalises HD DTT migration

Spain is readying for the migration to HD for all its DTT TV channels on February 14th. From that date onwards, all DTT transmissions will have to be HD as SD will be switched off. The country is now under an intense media campaign to prepare for the switchover with the Administration launching an  online […]

January 23, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: Africa to add 12m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Africa will climb by 12 million between 2023 and 2029 according to the Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This means an extra 7 million pay satellite TV subscribers and 5 million more pay DTT homes. The pay total will reach 55 million by 2029, […]

January 8, 2024

Italy: VH1 finds new home on Pluto TV

Music channel VH1 Italia is bidding farewell to Italian TV, shuttering its terrestrial broadcasts on DTT, Sky Italia, and Tivusat platforms on January 7th. Originally launched by Sky Italia in 2007, the channel dedicated to past and present hits aired on the pay-TV DTH platform until 2010, before returning, this time on DTT, in 2016 […]

January 5, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Bosnia and Herzegovina moves towards full DTT coverage

Bosnia and Herzegovina has taken a major step toward full DTT coverage with the signing of an equipment procurement contract required to complete the second and final phase of the digitisation project. The €13.3 million contract was awarded to a consortium led by the company Sirius 2010 and consisting of Croatian digital TV and WiMax […]

January 4, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italians shifting to digital and mobile media consumption

A shift towards digital and mobile media consumption is underway among Italians, according to the 57th annual report from Italian social and economic think tank Censis. In 2022, traditional TV (DTT) viewership saw a contraction, dropping by 3.9 per cent from 2021. While satellite TV users experienced a slight growth (+1.4%), internet TV users (web […]

December 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Meo’s DTT network operator licence renewed

Portuguese telecom regulator Anacom has renewed Meo’s licence to manage the DTT multiplex network for seven years to December 2030. In its application for the renewal of the licence, Meo set down five requirements. These included the renewal of the licence for seven years; the continued use of the DVB-T and MPEG-4 technologies; full use […]

November 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome