Advanced Television


Culture Secretary: ‘We’ll protect terrestrial TV’

Viewers of free-to-air terrestrial TV should not be “left behind” amid shifting viewing habits towards streaming services, the UK Culture Secretary will say in a major speech on the future of TV. Lucy Frazer will deliver a keynote speech at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Conference where she will outline her plan to maximise the […]

September 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Eutelsat, NationalChip deliver features

Eutelsat Communications and silicon chip maker NationalChip are bringing an enhanced Free-To-Air satellite TV viewing experience to millions of homes around the world, thanks to the integration of the services in a chipset that is widely used in set-top boxes around the world. Over 1,000 FTA TV channels broadcast by Eutelsat are viewed by […]

September 15, 2023

Sky, Channel 4 extend F1 partnership

Sky and Channel 4 have extended their partnership enabling motorsport fans across the UK to watch free-to-air Formula 1 coverage through to 2026. Highlights of all Formula 1 qualifying, sprint and Grand Prix races will be available on Channel 4 whilst Sky will continue to show exclusive live coverage of all practice laps, qualifying, sprint […]

July 6, 2023

UK Gov rejects Scottish FTA football call

In its response to the Scottish Affairs Committee’s report, Public broadcasting in Scotland, the UK Government has rejected the Committee’s call to explore ways to ensure more members of the public in Scotland can watch major sporting events for free. In its report published March 2023, the Committee argued that public service broadcasters are often […]

April 28, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy: Number of TV channels drops

Italian households had the potential of receiving 343 TV channels on DTT and satellite in 2022, down from 413 in 2021, distributed by over 100 broadcasters, of which 80 based in Italy. The annual survey by Confindustria Radio Televisioni (CRTV), shows that 292 channels were owned by broadcasters based in Italy, of which 106 distributed […]

April 21, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Brazil to define DTT standard in 2024

The Brazilian government has presented a series of guidelines for the upgrading of the existing DTT standard, also known as ISDB-T, by December 31st 2024. TV 3.0 will represent the evolution of TV 2.5, promising a significant improvement of sound and image quality, upscaling from Full HD to 4K or 8K, in addition to increased […]

April 11, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

beIN Sports to air UEFA WCL FTA in MENA

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, beIN Media Group has announced it will broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final across the MENA region, both on its flagship beIN Sports free-to-air channel and its official YouTube channel, giving major exposure to women’s football. On March 21st, Bayern Munich face Arsenal in […]

March 7, 2023

Australia: SailGP signs FTA deal

The global racing league, SailGP continues to expand its broadcast offering in Australia with the announcement it has secured a new free-to-air partnership with the Seven Network for the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney. More Australian viewers can now watch the on-water action of the league’s Sydney event on February 18th-19th, with the […]

January 20, 2023

BBC extends Olympics rights

The Olympic Games will remain on the BBC up to and including 2032, ensuring the events remain free-to-air for another decade. In a new joint partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), the BBC will bring coverage of the Olympic Games and all the major moments on TV, radio, online […]

January 16, 2023

Spain: FTA TV consumption down, pay-TV up

Spaniards are increasingly dedicating less time to watching free-to-air (FTA) television and more to watching pay-TV, according to data from Barlovento Comunicación. In 2022 Spaniards spent a daily average of 190 minutes watching FTA TV, down 11 per cent on the previous year at 214 minutes. 2022 is the year with the least FTA TV […]

January 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid