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Tivùsat adds 334,000 connections in 2023

Italy’s free satellite platform Tivùsat enjoyed a stellar year in 2023, exceeding forecasts by 10 per cent with 334,000 new activations. The managing director of Italian state broadcaster RAI, Stefano Luppi, highlighted the strong three-year run, with a total of 1.3 million new activations since 2021. According to Luppi, Tivùsat’s success hinges on its unique […]

January 16, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DAZN taps Tivùsat, Eutelsat for streaming

Sports entertainment platform DAZN has signed a multi-year contract with Italian video service provider, EI Towers, to complement its content distribution to homes across Italy via the Hotbird satellites from Eutelsat. DAZN will be distributing two HD channels, one full-time channel and one events-based channel, via Italy’s free satellite TV package, Tivùsat, at 13° East. […]

September 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Tivù extends lineup to bring customers NAGRA secured DAZN content

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that Tivù, the company which provides tivùsat, the Italian free-to-air satellite platform, has extended its technology partnership with NAGRA to include cardless security solutions. The move enables Tivù to extend its premium sports lineup with DAZN sports content, […]

August 2, 2023

DAZN expands Italian distribution with tivùsat

Sports streaming platform DAZN has expanded its Italian footprint by signing a new distribution deal with DTH platform tivùsat. Starting from the 2023/2024 Italian Serie A football season, tivùsat users who are DAZN subscribers will be able to follow live and on-demand sports streaming coverage on a dedicated satellite channel, which can be activated online. […]

July 18, 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

Italy’s Tivùsat to block uncertified STBs

Italian DTH platform Tivùsat has announced it will block the use of uncertified set-top boxes with official smart cards. The Tivusat smart cards are sold in a bundle with certified decoders and CAMs, however it is possible to find pre-activated Tivùsat smart cards on eBay and several online sites. It is a well-known fact that […]

December 6, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: 3m receive TV via Tivùsat DTH platform

The number of Italian households receiving TV via the Tivùsat DTH platform reached 2.82 million at the beginning of November. The total number of activated smart cards amounted to 4.45 million, a figure that includes second and third homes. The management team at Tivùsat is confident that, thanks to 4K broadcasts of the World Cup […]

November 14, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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