Celebrating 30 years of covering pay TV and digital media


Thirty years is a long time in the world of television. The last three decades have spanned the birth of pay TV and satellite TV, the laying of cable across much of Europe, the birth and evolution of digital TV and digital switchover, the birth of HD and the rise and fall of 3D, the emergence of the internet as a key distribution channel for video services increasingly rivals broadcast and the proliferation of video devices of all sorts, from ultra high-definition screens that fill a room to smart wristwatches.

Digital TV Europe – then Cable & Satellite Europe – was born in the same year as Canal+, Europe’s first pay TV service, and just after the launch of the continent’s first geostationary telecommunications satellite. It celebrates its 30th birthday in the age of cloud storage and YouTube, high-speed broadband and the iPad, UHD and virtual reality – having covered the emergence of everything in between.

As the industry has changed, so has the media that tracks it. From the monthly print magazine of 1984, Digital TV Europe has evolved into a website, daily e-zine, print magazine and business intelligence service combined.

To mark our 30th anniversary milestone, we are now taking this evolution to the next stage by launching a series of new services, including Twinterviews – Twitter-based interactive interviews – and Podcasts – audio interviews and mini panel debates, complementing last year’s addition of survey-based industry reports and webinars to our extensive and growing portfolio of services. Look out for these new features and more over the coming months.

For more information on our new services and to enquire about other opportunities to work with Digital TV Europe, please contact or call (+44) 207 017 5320

We want to thank you all for being so loyal to Digital TV Europe over the past 30 years.