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Canal+ apples for new DTT licence despite reservations

French pay TV operator Canal+ has applied to renew its digital-terrestrial licence when it expires at the end of this year amid questioning by the company’s CEO as to whether it would continue to distribute its services over DTT.  Canal+ was the only candidate to submit an application to media regulator the CSA to provide […]

Canal+ may pull out of French digital-terrestrial platform at end of year

Canal+ may pull out of France’s digital-terrestrial TV platform when its licence expires at the end of this year depending on the conditions imposed by the government, according to Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine. Speaking to analysts after the pay TV operator’s revival contributed significantly to its parent company’s Q2 results, De Puyfontaine said that […]

Portugal pushes back DTT migration

Portugal has pushed back the migration of digital-terrestrial TV services to clear the 700MHz spectrum for 5G by nine days because of delays to essential work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Altice Portugal/Meo, which is responsible for the transition informed regulator ANACOM on July 10 that it needed to change the timetable to he unavailability […]

Portuguese regulator suspends 700MHz clearance on Coronavirus fears

Portuguese telecom regulator ANACOM has suspended the migration of the country’s digital-terrestrial network to make way for 5G telecom service over the Coronavirus threat. The move comes after consultation between the regulator and telecom operator Meo, which is responsible for the technical implementation of the migration of the service, clearing the 700MHz band to make […]

Malaysia completes DTT switchover, launches myFreeview

Malaysia has completed its digital TV switchover. To facilitate this, the Malayssian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has launched a new DTT platform branded as myFreeview Digital Broadcast. This new platform has seen the number of free-to-air TV channels increased by more than double. The Analogue Switch Off (ASO) started in Langkawi in July, with […]

Malaysia runs analogue switchover pilot in Langkawi

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in collaboration with private broadcasters has run a pilot digital switchover from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television broadcasting (DTTB). The pilot occurred at 2.30am, Sunday July 21 in Gunung Raya, Langkawi. In addition, the MCMC and private broadcasters intend to conduct a comprehensive test run and study as […]

Finland’s DNA bows out of digital-terrestrial market with sale to Digita

Finnish service provider DNA has agreed to sell its digital-terrestrial pay TV business to rival service provider Digita Oy. According to the agreement struck by the pair, DNA’s. DTT pay TV business will be transferred to Digita at the beginning of January. DNA said that the DTT business was a small part of its overall […]

Spain approves €150m DTT migration

The Spanish government has approved an allocation of €150 million to aid in the country’s latest DTT migration.  This is the third digital migration that Spain has undergone, with funds being allocated to help  Spaniards retune their antennas. Homeowners will be able to receive between €104.30 and €677.95 in order to adjust their antennas and […]

Europa Way to launch Fly HD DTT platform in Italy

Italian broadcaster Europa Way has announced the launch of a new DTT platform. Fly HD will be a pay-TV platform that broadcasts in HDR 4K on Italy’s DTT network through the use of the DVB-T2 standard. The service will offer eight channels with new movies available to view as pay-per-view. It will also launch an […]

Italy watchdog OKs Mediaset-Sky deal but with conditions

Italy’s antitrust regulator has given the green light to Sky’s agreement with Mediaset on the future of the Italian digital-terrestrial platform operated by Mediaset’s R2 on condition that the pay TV operator does not strike any exclusive deals for content or linear channels on streaming platforms for a period of three years. The competition watchdog […]

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