Advanced Television


Italy to cease MPEG-2 DTT in December

Italian broadcasters united in the Confindustria Radio Television association have agreed that December 20th will be the last day of broadcasting DTT channels in MPEG-2. Consequently, from December 21st, TV viewers will only be able to receive TV channels broadcast using MPEG-4 encoding. According to the association, the establishment of a common date will enable […]

October 10, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Ateme provides TVRI with next-gen contribution solution

Ateme, a sepcialist in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced that TVRI, a state-owned national broadcaster and the country’s largest television network, has chosen to implement its TITAN Edge contribution solution, further strengthening Ateme’s presence in Indonesia. Ateme’s TITAN Edge encoders and decoders provide two-way contribution between TVRI’s Jakarta […]

December 7, 2021

Italy: FTA prime time TV viewing at 18 year low

An average of 23.1 million Italians watched free-to-air TV in the 20:30 to 22:30 time slot during October 2021, a drop of 2.5 million on the same month last year. This means that less than 40 per cent of the total population were watching free-to-air TV in prime time, the lowest figure in 18 years, […]

November 4, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

RAI to switch most TV channels to MPEG-4 on Oct 20

Italian public broadcaster RAI will discontinue DVB-T MPEG-2 broadcasts for nine of its thematic TV channels from October 20th. The change will affect Rai 4, Rai 5, Rai Movie, Rai Yoyo, Rai Sport+ HD, Rai Storia, Rai Gulp, Rai Premium and Rai Scuola, which will all switch to DVB-T MPEG-4 encoding. For the time being, […]

September 20, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Croatia to start transition to DVB-T2 in October

The transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2/HEVC in Croatia will start on October 27th and last until November 12th. The information has been announced by DTT network operator Odasiljaci i Veze (OiV) which has also published a timetable for the switchover for the country’s nine digital regions. The DVB-T2/HEVC signal will cover 97 per cent of […]

July 13, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome