DTT


EBU: European DTT shut-downs not indicative of wider decline in platform

Recent moves by Belgium and Switzerland to shut down digital-terrestrial broadcast networks do not signal a decline in DTT distribution and terrestrial broadcasting in other EU markets remains robust, according to a study by public broadcasters organisation the EBU. The EBU’s intervention in the debate around the future of DTT follows the shut-down of Belgian […]

TDF to expand digital-terrestrial UHD trial

French media regulator the CSA has authorised transmission services provider TDF to use a third digital-terrestrial channel to pilot UHD TV services in the Île-de-France, Nantes and Toulouse areas. TDF will add DTT channel 83 to channels 81 and 82, which have been in service since 2014. The channels are distributed via three digital-terrestrial frequencies. […]

Mediaset agrees sale of digital-terrestrial operations unit

Mediaset has agreed the sale of 100% of R2, the company that controls the technical platform for its pay TV service Mediaset Premium, to Sky. The sale of the platform allows Mediaset to retain control of its premium channel offering, and Mediaset will also continue to manage Mediaset Premium’s customer base. The sale of the […]

DNA welcomes delay in DVB-T2 plan as dispute rumbles on

Finnish telecom operator, broadcaster and digital-terrestrial TV platform provider DNA has welcomed a delay by the country’s broadcasters in migrating to DVB-T2 transmission standard, which it said would be “positive for consumers”. “The decision by domestic TV companies to move the schedule is a good solution for consumers. It makes sense to take account of […]

SRG to shut down Swiss digital-terrestrial network

Swiss public broadcaster SRG is to shut down its digital-terrestrial TV service as part of a cost-cutting drive in a move agreed with the Swiss communications regulator BAKOM. An SRG spokesman told German-language news service Golem.de that operating the DVB-T network did not make economic sense in terms of the use of the organisation’s licence […]

Finland’s DNA and Yle at loggerheads over DVB-T2 transition

Finnish service provider, broadcaster and digital-terrestrial transmission services provider DNA and the country’s public broadcaster Yle have become embroiled in a legal dispute that Yle says could delay the transition of the Finnish digital-terrestrial network to DVB-T2, enabling migration to an HD service. DNA has filed a complaint with the country’s commercial court over the […]

Ukraine moves ahead with digital switchover plan

Ukraine is moving ahead with plans to complete digital switchover at the end of this month. The country’s move to digital broadcasting began at the end of July, when analogue transmissions were switched off in Kyiv and the Kirovograd region, following a government amendment to the national plan for the use of spectrum resources in […]

Broadcast Australia taps Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 trial

Transmission services provider Broadcast Australia, in partnership with free-to-air industry body Free TV and broadcasters ABC and SBS, has conducted trials of DVB-T2 broadcast technology in the Sydney area using technology provided by Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz supplied transmitters, retransmitters and test equipment for the testing phase, including an R&S TLU9 50 W […]

Telia Lithuania begins shutdown of DTT following LTE 4G TV launch

Telia Lithuania has begun shutting down its digital-terrestrial pay TV offering, which has seen a fall-off in usage in favour of IPTV in recent years. Telia said that its Smart TV offering, which is available over its fixed network and – since June – via its LTE 4G network, was now available to 99% of […]

Awareness of digital TV ‘varies widely’ in Francophone Africa

Awareness of digital-terrestrial TV and intention to acquire equipment to receive it vary widely between West African Francophone states, according to research by audience research outfit Médiamétrie. According to the research group, only just over 12% of individuals are aware of DTT, up from 7% last year, of whom some 80% indend to acquire reception […]

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