Advanced Television


IBC 2022 announces headline speakers

IBC has revealed the line-up of headline speakers as the media, entertainment and technology industry gets back to live, in-person networking, learning and collaboration. IBC is returning to the RAI Amsterdam from September 9th – 12th as a face-to-face event after two years of virtual formats. This year’s IBC Conference (September 9th and 10th), which […]

June 28, 2022

Mediaset to expand HD offering on Tivùsat

Italy’s Mediaset is expanding its HD offering on the Tivùsat DTH platform as of July 17th. Besides the existing HD versions of Canale 5; Rete 4; Italia 1; and 27, the broadcaster will add eight more TV channels in HD, namely Iris, La5, Cine34, Focus, Top Crime, Tgcom24, Mediaset Extra and Italia2. This will bring […]

June 27, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Skyline, Lutech Spa roll out SDN-controlled media network for Rai Way

At the outcome of the related public tender, Rai Way, the leading Italian network infrastructure and services operator, has selected Lutech Spa and its partner Skyline Communications for the rollout of their new IP video and audio contribution and distribution network. Leveraging the flexibility offered by a full-IP software-defined media network orchestrated by DataMiner, Rai […]

June 7, 2022

In-person IBC2022 open for registration

IBC2022 is now open for registration as the show prepares to return to an in-person environment. The show is back as a physical event at the RAI Amsterdam from September 9th to 12th after a two-year absence, and vows to showcase innovation, best practice and diversity within the sector. Michael Crimp, Chief Executive of IBC […]

May 17, 2022

Blackbird hires Rai as Chief Product Officer

Blackbird, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has announced the appointment of Sumit Rai as Chief Product Officer. Sumit will join the Company in June 2022 from VEGAS Creative Software where he holds the same role. Sumit has over 23 years leadership experience in the video and […]

May 12, 2022

Live 5G broadcast for Eurovision Song Contest

Broadcast transmitter and media technologies specialist Rohde & Schwarz and comms technologist Qualcomm Technologies have joined forces with partners in four European countries – CRITS (R&D arm of RAI) in Italy; ORS, in Austria; SWR in Germany and towerCast in France – to deliver live 5G Broadcast/Multicast streaming of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Italy: Only Rai sees audience growth in 2021

Rai was the only major Italian broadcaster to register an audience growth in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to data published by the Communications Authority (AgCom). The public broadcaster had an average daily audience share of 36 per cent (+0.8 per cent), ahead of Mediaset with 31.9 per cent (-0.2 per cent), Discovery […]

May 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Tivùsat sees record year; new president

Italian free-to-air digital TV platform, Tivùsat, has reported 507,000 new activations in 2021 – almost double the average of previous years and a new record. With the new additions, the platform closed 2021 with 4.6 million active smart cards. Preliminary data from March 2022 reveals that the number of Tivùsat activations tripled compared to the […]

May 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

RAI expands use of Avid Software and Storage

 Avid has announced that multichannel broadcaster Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) is making extensive enhancements to optimize the flexibility and scalability of the production workflows serving its five national broadcast channels. The company’s multi-year agreement with Avid extends RAI’s longstanding use of Avid solutions and consists of upgrades to the MediaCentral platform, Media Composer video editing software and the addition of Avid […]

April 14, 2022

Discovery to sublease Olympic FTA rights to RAI

Discovery has reached an agreement with Italian public broadcaster RAI to sublease the TV rights it holds for the Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In June 2015, the US media company paid €1.3 billion for the European TV rights to the Olympics through 2024. According to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore, the […]

December 20, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome