Advanced Television


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

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

Italy: Tivùsat reaches 4.4m active smart cards

Italian FTA satellite platform Tivùsat is ending 2021 with 4.4 million active smart cards. More than 10 per cent of Italian households now receive satellite TV through Tivùsat, for an estimated audience of six million viewers. The offer consists of 180 channels (TV and radio), of which 60 are in HD. All channels of public […]

December 3, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Study: 11m Italians listen to radio via TV

A study by Italian research institute Censis has revealed that 19 million Italians follow radio stations in video format via multiscreen, of which almost 11 million are via a TV screen. Despite the heavy impact of Covid-19 on advertising sales, radio remains widely popular in Italy, with over 41 million Italians tuning in to radio […]

March 22, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: 330 national TV channels

At the end of December 2020, there were 390 TV channels, owned by 114 broadcasting groups, that could be received in Italy via the main distribution platforms. The report, published by Confindustria TV, considered all channels distributed on the national DTT multiplexes, the subscription-based satellite platform Sky Italia and FTA DTH service TivùSat. The figures […]

February 16, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: Tivùsat surpasses 6m viewers

Italy’s free-to-air satellite platform Tivùsat, which broadcasts 180 TV and radio channels (including 57 in HD and 7 in 4K), has surpassed 6 million viewers. From December 2019 to December 2020, Tivùsat registered 40 per cent audience growth, compared to an overall growth of the TV audience in Italy of 11.3 per cent, according to […]

February 4, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Tivùsat to start switchover to DVB-S2/MPEG-4

Italian DTH platform Tivùsat is planning to make a gradual switchover to MPEG-4 starting from December 2020. The change concerns 15-20 TV channels that now use MPEG-2 and will also involve ditching SD in favour of HD. Paramount Network made the switch last week, with Sky Italia’s free-to-air channels TV8 and Cielo moving to MPEG-4/HD […]

August 6, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome