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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 […]

French watchdog outlines plans for 4K UHD TV DTT platform

French media regulator the CSA has outlined plans to develop a new digital-terrestrial multiplex that will facilitate the launch of 4K UHD TV channels and other new services. The new multiplex will serve as an experimental platform for DTT broadcasters and will serve as a showcase for UHD TV services, according to the CSA. The […]

France Télévisions piloting targeted advertising on DTT platform

French public broadcaster France Télévisions has teamed up with transmission services provider TDF to test responses to addressable advertising in the Le Mans area on digital-terrestrial TV. Two of the pubcaster’s channels – flagship service France 2 and France 4 – will be able to offer advertising that is targeted at a geographic level. The […]

African pay TV subscriber numbers to grow 74% by 2023

The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa is due to increase by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that over the same period Sub-Saharan pay TV revenue will climb by 41% to US$6.64 billion, with subscriber growth outstripping revenue as […]

Finland’s terrestrial TV to go all-HD in 2020

TV operators in the Finnish terrestrial broadcasting network have agreed to move entirely to HD and cease using the SD format from March 31, 2020. Transmission company Digita said that the operators have agreed that free-to-air channels will all simultaneously adopt the DVB-T2 broadcasting technology that enables high definition. Digita said it has already completed […]

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