Advanced Television


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

Italy: 15.3m SVoD users

The number of unique users of SVoD platform users in Italy amounted to 15.3 million in September 2022, a drop of 287,000 users year-on-year, according to the Communications Authority (AgCom). Netflix had 8.9 million average unique users (+4.2 per cent), followed by Prime Video with 6.4 million (+11.5 per cent), Disney+ with 3.4 million (+41.7 […]

January 3, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: RAI to air UCI Track Champions League

The UCI Track Champions League has confirmed that Italy’s national public broadcaster, RAI, will air its 2022 season on Rai Sport+ HD.RAI joins a host of international broadcast partners that are being announced before the second UCI Track Champions League campaign commences in Mallorca on November 12th. The agreement was reached with Discovery Sports Events, who […]

November 10, 2022

Italy: RAI to air World Cup in 4K

Tonio Di Stefano, Director of Networks and Platforms at RAI and President of UHD Forum Italia, has confirmed that the RAI 4K Channel will broadcast 56 of the 64 World Cup matches in 4K in Italy. Cristiano Benzi, Global SVP/Eutelsat Professional Video, added: “The World Cup will be available in native 4K mainly on satellite […]

November 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rai expands international offer

Italian public broadcaster Rai is boosting its international presence by launching a new streaming platform. From October, the existing RaiPlay VoD platform will add an international section called Rai Italy, the director of the foreign markets offer, Fabrizio Ferragni, told the Ansa news agency. Content will be aired in English with Italian subtitles or in […]

October 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Satellite TV available to 20m

The number of Italians able to receive satellite TV transmissions in Italy reached 19.8 million in May 2022, accounting for a 34.3 per cent penetration rate. Research conducted by Studio Frasi, based on Auditel data, shows that in 14 years, the number of satellite TV viewers has grown by 3.39 million or by 17.8 per […]

September 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

IBC 2022: Exhibitors, partners, accelerators and others gear up

IBC 2022 is set to deliver exciting innovation across the show floor when the event goes live once again at the RAI Amsterdam on 9th-12th September, returning as a face-to-face event after two years of virtual formats. With over 1,000 exhibitors confirmed for this year’s show, IBC will be the place to see the latest […]

August 25, 2022

Italian TV revenues up 4.1%

The Italian TV market in 2021 saw an upswing in revenues (+4.1 per cent) to €7.9 billion, according to the annual report of the National Communications Authority (AgCom). Growth was driven by FTA as advertising sales recovered, reaching €4.8 billion and increasing share of total revenues to 39.1 per cent, from 35.9 per cent a […]

August 1, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome