Advanced Television


Bolivia delays DSO

Bolivia’s digital terrestrial TV adoption has slipped to – at best – the tail-end of 2024. But the final locations will not be installed until the end of 2028 which is more than 3 years later than originally proposed. The country’s government has agreed to see analogue TV switched off initially in its first phase […]

December 8, 2021By 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

Spain: Squirrel Media acquires DTT licences

Squirrel Media has acquired two nationwide DTT licences, currently used by Disney and Paramount, from media group Vocento for €18 million. With the move, Squirrel Media will control 55 per cent of Vocento’s Net TV and 100 per cent of Veralia Distribución. Squirrel Media has also proposed The Walt Disney Company Iberia to take part […]

November 30, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

SnapLogic supports ITV’s digital project

SnapLogic, provider of its Intelligent Integration Platform, has been supporting ITV as it undertakes a new digital transformation project that will allow it to better distribute shows and content around the world. ITV creates, owns, and distributes content on multiple platforms globally with over 46,000 hours of content in their catalogue. After deploying SnapLogic as […]

November 23, 2021

Spain is “unique UHD test lab”

The upcoming 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spain will hear a presentation from Xavier Redón, a senior executive with Cellnex Telecom, who says that UHD demonstration transmissions are now available to “50 per cent of the Spanish population”. Redón, who is also vice-president of the UHD Spain Association, adds: “Spain is a unique UHD test laboratory […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Laguna: Solution for E-Learning system in Philippines

SAPEC´s Laguna Media Processor (LMP) has been installed in the Philippines public DTT network to address the signal distribution from 6 different colleges. This system, installed and commissioned by 90 Degrees North Inc., will support the E-Learning system in the Philippines during and after the worldwide pandemic situation. 90 Degrees North Inc., company based in […]

October 26, 2021

Eutelsat wins Ukraine’s Zeonbud contract

Eutelsat has been awarded a contract by Zeonbud which operates a 33-channel DTT system in the Ukraine. Zeonbud the nationwide licensed DTT operator transmitting Ukraine’s 33 major channels covering a wide range of broadcast content. Launched in 2010, it reaches approximately 40 per cent of the population and covers 95 per cent of the nation. […]

October 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

7NN launches in Spain

New nationwide TV channel, 7NN, has begun transmissions in Spain, coinciding with Hispanic Day. Distributed via DTT, streaming and Vodafone TV, the channel, led by Marcial Cuquerella, former director of Intereconomía, will air 24/7 news claiming to be the alternative (‘La Alternativa’) to existing TV channels. 7NN plans to reach 70 per cent of the […]

October 12, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 7NN right-leaning news channel

On the heels of La Séptima announcing its launch by year end, another TV news channel – 7NN – is set to go live on air in Spain coinciding with Hispanic Day – October 12th. The DTT channel, led by Marcial Cuquerella, former director of Intereconomía, will air 24/7 news programming claiming to be the […]

September 16, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Secuoya latest DTT licence up for sale

The Spanish DTT market is facing turmoil with three DTT licences up for sale. Media group Secuoya is negotiating the sale of its DTT licence, currently occupied by Ten TV channel, for €25 million, according to El Español. The move follows Unidad Editorial’s decision to sell its two DTT licences for €50 million, currently occupied […]

September 14, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid