Advanced Television


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

RTVE warns of the end of free DTT

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has warned of the risk of DTT disappearing in its free distribution model, and has joined the lobby group for FTA DTT: Call To Europe Project, formed by over 40 organisations, to lobby for the maintenance of the radio spectrum to guarantee DTT frequencies beyond 2030. RTVE director of Audiovisual Policies, […]

September 5, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Brit viewers value DTT

A campaign to safeguard digital terrestrial TV and radio has been launched as research by Ipsos shows that nine in 10 people (90 per cent) across Great Britain want to see continued support for these services. Digital terrestrial television (DTT) is universally available across the UK. It doesn’t need a superfast broadband connection and there […]

June 23, 2022

Spanish broadcasters fear new DTT migration

Spanish broadcasters have warned against a new possible DTT migration from the current 470-694 MHz frequency bands on the grounds that DTT transmissions may be at risk. Intense debate about a possible change is taking place and the issue will be addressed in the next CMR-23 (Radiocommunications Worldwude Conference 2023). The Association TV Abierta – […]

June 16, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 101 local DTT licences

The Regional Government of Andalucia, in the south of Spain, has awarded 101 local DTT licences throughout Andalucia for a 15 years period. Overall 112 licences were at stake in 45 slots, but 11 were  ultimately voided. There were 487 applications from 54 bidders. Among the successful bidders are Publicaciones del Sur with 20 licences; […]

April 29, 2022From David del Valle in Madrid

ducktv joins Channelbox

Mega Max Media has announced the launch of ducktv, its educational children’s channel, on the UK DTT platform Freeview via Channelbox. It is the first kids’ channel in the Channelbox portfolio. ducktv offers educational programming aimed at pre-school children from 6 months to 4-years-old. It offers original animation, mini-cartoon series and real-life content produced exclusively […]

March 8, 2022

Spain: 5G has 3 days to solve DTT interference

The Spanish government has published the Draft Order to deal with possible 5G interferences in DTT, making operators responsible for any interference – including the costs for reparation. Operators will have a three-day deadline to solve 90 per cent of all incidents affecting the 700 MHz band. Telcos will be able to extend the deadline […]

February 16, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: CNMC wants 5G DTT interference action

Spanish regulator CNMC has urged approval of a resolution that mandates the measures 5G operators should implement to avoid 5G interference in DTT. For CNMC it is “urgent” to have a Draft Order for the 5G operators to develop their 700 MHz-based band network without interfering in DTT transmissions. Currently, after the DTT migration, TV […]

February 14, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Montenegro to award capacity on DVB-T2 multiplex

Montenegro’s media regulator has announced a public tender to grant the rights to access the capacity on the country’s first national DVB-T2 multiplex (MUX 1). The Council of the Agency for Electronic Media (SAEM) will award a licence to one free-to-air broadcaster, whether commercial or non-profit. Interested parties can submit their applications by February 24th. […]

January 20, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Enensys updates AdsReach Regional solution

Enensys Technologies, a provider of media delivery solutions, has announced a major update of its AdsReach Regional solution, enabling local ad insertion for linear TV broadcast networks.Mainly targeting DTT operators using statistical multiplexing (STATMUX) in their broadcast chain, this new update provides Variable Bitrate (VBR) insertion guaranteeing that viewers do not see quality changes when […]

January 19, 2022