Advanced Television


Spectrum lost 320k subs in Q3

Charter Communications has revealed that its Spectrum brand has lost 320,000 TV subs in the third quarter of 2023. It also reported that it paid out $68 million in customer credits due to its carriage dispute with Disney that led to a blackout. “We continue to make significant progress against the multi-year strategic initiatives we […]

October 27, 2023

ManSat now River Advisers

Isle of Man-based space and satellite business ManSat is rebranding as River Advisers. “The new name and branding reflects the growth of expertise, services, and ambition of the company,” says River Advisers in a press statement. “The rebrand recognises the expansion of River Advisers’ consulting services from traditional service providers to clients in New Space, […]

October 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom to enable 5G improvements

UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out further detail on how and when it will make millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands available for new mobile technology, including 5G services. According to Ofcom, mmWave spectrum could deliver significant benefits to people and businesses in the UK. As well as […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

Dish Network seeks delays on spectrum purchase

Dish Network wants to delay paying $3.59 billion (3.3bn) it agreed with T-Mobile for 800 MHz licences for its proposed extension to Boost Mobile. The agreement covers a valuable nationwide slice of 13.5 MHz within the 800 MHz band. Dish was an important party to the deal struck when T-Mobile merged with Sprint. A buyer […]

August 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom spectrum boost for satellite gateways

UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out proposals to make more radio spectrum available for use by ‘earth station gateways’ – large dishes on the ground that connect a satellite network to the Internet. Gateways allow satellite operators to support a range of broadband services in the UK, such as helping to better connect homes […]

August 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Sat services delivering $555bn economic benefits

Investments in satellite services operating in the 7 GHz to 24 GHz frequency range have generated economic benefits of more than $555 billion (€506bn), according to a new report by consulting firm Plum for trade body the GSOA. The report, Assessing the use by satellite of spectrum in the 7 to 24 GHz bands, found […]

August 2, 2023By Colin Mann

FCC spectrum boost for space launches

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has shared with her colleagues final rules to ensure spectrum certainty for communications services used during commercial space launches. As private companies have assumed a vital role in the launch and operation of space satellites, scientific exploration, and transportation of astronauts both for public and commercial purposes, they need access to […]

July 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Mediapro renews Gol TV deal

Spanish TV group Mediapro has reached an agreement with Unidad Editorial, owner of former DTT channel Veo TV, to renew their contract so that Gol TV can use its DTT spectrum for three more years. Mediapro will pay €2.8 million yearly to use the frequency for its sports channel. Both groups have been cooperating since […]

July 17, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Ofcom explores 6 GHz spectrum sharing

More capacity for Wi-Fi and mobile Internet users could be made available in the upper 6 GHz spectrum band, under a new approach being explored by UK comms regulator Ofcom. Ofcom notes that demand for data has grown significantly in recent years – from people using both Wi-Fi and mobile networks – and it expects […]

July 6, 2023By Colin Mann

EC proposes common spectrum negotiations stance

The European Commission has adopted its proposal for a Council Decision establishing the EU’s position on issues related to spectrum use to be discussed at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). A common EU Member States’ position ensures that EU citizens and businesses have smooth access to services such as […]

May 5, 2023By Colin Mann