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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 […]

Finland’s DNA claims victory in DVB-T2 legal battle

Finnish service provider DNA has won a legal victory in its protracted dispute with public broadcaster Yle over the latter’s procurement of digital-terrestrial distribution services. Finland’s market court has prohibited Yle from continuing with its current procurement procedure, which DNA has alleged is against Finnish law. DNA filed a complaint last year that Yle’s procurement […]

TDF welcomes report on future of DTT

French transmission services provider TDF has welcomed plans for the modernisation of the country’s digital-terrestrial TV network unveiled by the country’s Forum AudioVisuel Numérique (FAVN). The FAVN, which was commissioned to undertake the work by the Commission Technique d’Experts du Numérique (CTEN) organised under the aegis of media regulator the CSA, has submitted a report […]

Immediate Media taps Arqiva for hybrid delivery of channels

UK media services outfit Arqiva has launched a new hybrid TV service on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform for two of specialist interest media company Immediate Media’s craft shopping channels. Arqiva said it had extended the delivery of Sewing Quarter and Jewellery Maker to the DTT audience via two new IP portals, giving viewers 24-hour […]

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. […]

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