Advanced Television


Mediaset goes live with DVB-I market trial

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has launched a market trial of its new DVB-I internet broadcast standard. This is the last phase of a proof-of-concept trial that has been running since July 2020. DVB-I uses the internet to deliver linear broadcast channels, integrating with existing channel lists and channel numbering, enabling viewers to seamlessly switch between […]

November 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Mediaset renews TV rights for Coppa Italia

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has renewed its rights to broadcast the Coppa Italia and Super Cup domestically for the next three seasons, starting from 2023-24.  The deal is worth approximately €56 million per season, for a total of €168 million. Mediaset’s offer beat off a lower offer from Rai, the Italian public broadcaster. This is a […]

October 31, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Linear viewing drops as streaming grows

In the first half of 2023, the average daily number of TV viewers in Italy decreased by 2.3 per cent to 8.56 million, while average prime TV viewers fell by 3.2 per cent to 20.01 million. The Communications Observatory of the Communications Authority (AgCom) attributes this drop to the increasing competition from streaming video providers. […]

October 26, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Fincons wins 2023 NAB Show Product of the Year Award with Mediaset and Publitalia ‘80

Fincons Group has announced that its Mediaset/Publitalia ’80 Dynamic Ad Insertionis a BestAsset Management/Automation/Playout winner in the 2023 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. This official awards programme recognises the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by corporate partners of NAB Show. With the support of Fincons Group, Mediaset (part of […]

May 3, 2023

MFE-MediaForEurope profit down

MFE-MediaForEurope has reported a net profit at group level of €216.9 million, down from €374.1 million in 2021 but an increase of 14 per cent on the pre-Covid 2019. Net profit at parent company MFE was €27.4 million, a significant drop on the net profit of €214.1 million a year earlier. Consolidated net revenues amounted […]

April 20, 2023

RTI, Meta, anti-piracy partnership

Italian media group Mediaset’s RTI Reti Televisive Italiane and Meta Platforms (Meta) have signed a multi-year partnership to fight online piracy. As part of this partnership, Meta and RTI will collaborate on the implementation of a series of tools and systems to protect RTI’s copyrighted content, including live broadcasts. In addition, Meta will provide RTI […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Mediaset future-proofs TV production with Sony

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is future-proofing its TV production infrastructure with a progressive migration to ST.2110 open standards. As part of this IP evolution Mediaset has equipped production centres in Milan and Rome with Sony’s XVS-7000 video switchers as well as PVM-X2400 24-inch 4K HDR TRIMASTER monitors for high-grade picture quality control. Offering a range of […]

February 28, 2023

Spain: Atresmedia, Mediaset revenues sink

Spain’s two largest private TV groups, Atresmedia and Mediaset, saw their revenues and profit decline in 2022. Atresmedia, owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta, among others, made a profit of €112.9 million in 2022, down 4.7 per cent, whereas Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among others, reported a €178.3 million, down 1.5 […]

February 24, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: TV ad revenues fall by 3.3%

Television advertising revenues in Spain fell by 3.3 per cent to €1.73 billion in 2022 – far off the pre-pandemic €2 billion – according to a report from Infoadex. Mediaset took the worst hit with a 7.4 per cent drop to €710 million, whereas Atresmedia – owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta among others […]

February 23, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Italian broadcasting sector grows 4.6%

The Italian broadcasting sector (TV and radio) recovered some of the ground lost due to the pandemic, reaching a total turnover of €8.5 billion in 2021 (+4.6 per cent on 2020), although still below the €8.7 billion of 2019 (-2.6 per cent). According to Mediobanca’s Media & Entertainment Report for 2021, the recovery was not […]

February 6, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome