Advanced Television


Research: Broadcast infrastructure revs remain stable

Terrestrial broadcast network infrastructure operators in Europe have garnered revenues exceeding €2.3 billion for TV and radio transmission in 2020, a stable amount compared to previous years, according to findings from research firm Dataxis. The result excludes revenues from diversifications in OTT, telecommunications and IoT. Subsequently, revenues are expected to remain essentially flat up to […]

June 4, 2021

France: IPTV, connected TV grow in 2020

French TV reception methods are now largely dominated by IPTV, according to the 2020 findings of broadcast regulator CSA’s Observatory for TV homes equipment. At the end of 2020, IPTV accounted for a 60.5 per cent penetration rate, up 2.1 per cent, with an access share from FTTH estimated to 25 per cent at the […]

June 2, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Italy: Half of DTT households can receive DVB-T2

Out of 26 million Italian households, around 23.7 million receive TV through the DTT platform. The figures come from a market survey conducted by the Ugo Bordoni Foundation (FUB) in March 2021. Of the remaining 2.3 million households, 1.57 million access TV via other platforms (satellite, IP network) or have a TV without a terrestrial […]

May 25, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Nigeria close to digital TV

Nigeria is close to migrating fully to digital TV. On April 29th residents of Lagos State, the former capital and still commercial heart of Nigeria, were given an official warning that they have just six months to switch from analogue TV reception to digital. The plan to introduce DTT was announced in 2006. Viewers can […]

May 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Pay-TV to add 15m subs

The Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research predicts 15 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2020 and 2026, to take the global total to 1.02 billion. Between 2020 and 2026, 92 countries will add pay-TV subscribers and 46 countries will lose subscribers. “China and India will together continue to provide […]

May 4, 2021

South Africa targets March for DTT

South Africa’s plans to switch off its analogue TV transmissions and replace with digital terrestrial TV have suffered more than their share of false dawns. Now the country’s president says the nation will start the shift in March. President Cyril Ramaphosa last week told the National Assembly in his ‘State of the Nation’ speech that […]

February 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Portugal sets up working group on DTT future

The Portuguese Government has announced it will set up an inter-ministerial working group to gather opinions and studies on the future of DTT in the country. The news was announced by the Secretary of State for Cinema, Audiovisual and Media, Nuno Artur Silva, during a Parliamentary hearing. He said that the group will prepare a […]

January 22, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Altice Portugal criticises regulator over DTT conduct

DTT network operator Altice Portugal has expressed regret that the National Communications Authority (Anacom) has opted to move forward with the frequency migration of the DTT network, accusing the regulator of “disregarding” the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anacom president, João Cadete Matos, announced on October 19th that, due to the difficulties of displacement of […]

October 20, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Spain: DTT stage 3 leaves 500,000 homes in dark

The third phase of DTT simulcasting swich-off in Spain comes to an end today (October 13th) with 500,000 households still needing to refit their antennas. Only 350,000 out of the 850,000 SMATV affected installations (due to the DTT migration) have made the necessary adjustments to continue watching DTT in the country. Therefore, the rest of […]

October 13, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: End to DTT simulcasts

DTT Simulcast transmissions will come to an end in Spain between October 1st and 14th with around 20 per cent of SMATV-equipped buildings in the country still to be refitted. Among the first to switch-off simulcasting are Cantabria, Girona, Pontevedra, Tarragona and Tenerife. On October 7th new regions will be added such as Madrid, Alicante, […]

September 30, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid