Advanced Television


Rai Way net profit grows 24%

Italian TV tower company Rai Way has reported a 24 per cent increase in net profit for the first nine months of 2023, to €69.8 million, as a result of higher revenue and lower costs. Core revenues were up 10.7 per cent on an annual basis to €204.1 million, of which €172.6 million attributable to […]

November 15, 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

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe secures global coverage

The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (October 1st) has many headline stories with Frankie Dettori being the undisputed star of the international circuit. As the retiring jockey bids to add to his record six Arc wins, 25 international broadcasters are set to showcase the action. In France, M6 will be on-site to do a […]

September 28, 2023

IBC2023 announces Accelerator Media Innovation Programme line-up

IBC2023 has announced its line-up of eighty world-leading media brands and new players taking part in the Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, bringing together a range of industry pioneers from across the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem to enable fast-track, collaborative innovation experiments to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of transformative new technologies. […]

September 5, 2023

Italy’s RAI to switch to DVB-T2 by Jan 2024

Italy’s public broadcaster RAI will have to switch to DVB-T2 for one of its national multiplexes by January 10th 2024, according to Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Senator Adolfo Urso. He added that the other RAI multiplexes must switch to DVB-T2 according to a roadmap that will be launched by the Ministry of […]

August 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Rai Way: 1st 5G Broadcast trial in Italy

Rai Way, the towers unit of Italian public broadcaster Rai, has conducted the first 5G Broadcast trial in Italy. The Teatro Massimo of Palermo hosted the first of these use cases in which VR360 footage of a ballet performance using Immersive POV technology was realised and broadcast in the Palermo area. Students of the Convitto […]

March 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

Italy: Mediaset leads online views

Mediaset strengthened its leadership in Italy during 2022 for videos viewed online, with over 7.5 billion requests, according to data from measurement body Auditel Digital. As a result, the Italian commercial broadcaster reached a market share of 50.3 per cent for video consumption. The sum of the number of videos viewed on the web platforms […]

January 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: 452,000 tivùsat smart cards activated in 2022

Italian free-to-air satellite platform, tivùsat, reported 452,000 new smart card activations in 2022. Of this figure, 312,000 (69 per cent) are users equipped with decoders, while 140,000 (31 per cent) opted for a Cam installed in a Smart TV. Five regions of Italy were responsible for more than 220,000 activated smart cards, namely Lazio (49,560), […]

January 16, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Ateme, Enensys support Rai Way’s transition to DVBT-2

Ateme, a plater in video compression and delivery solutions with innovation at its core, and Enensys Technologies, a leading provider of media delivery solutions, have combined their video distribution expertise to enable Rai Way, the RAI TV network operator, to start the Refarming project which will end with the transition to the DVB-T2 standard. The […]

January 10, 2023