Chello Central Europe in Hungarian DTT channels deal

Liberty Global-owned Chello Central Europe has secured a carriage deal with Hungarian DTT platform operator Antenna Hungária’s for four of its channels. From October 1, Chello’s Sport1 and Sport2 sports channels, children’s channel Minimax and documentary channel Spektrum will be available on the MinDig TV Extra platform. The channels currently reach over 2.5 million households.

Leap in UK digital homes as switchover progresses

The number of all-digital TV homes in the UK has leapt from 50% to 63% this week. Transmission company Arqiva said it had completed the switchover of two key transmitters in the UK, accounting for the large overnight gain in digital-only homes. By the end of 2011, 11 of the 15 TV regions in the […]

Boyon tackles criticisim of DTT report, Canal Plus Bolloré deal

Michel Boyon, head of French media regulator the CSA, has taken on criticism of his report on the future of the digital-terrestrial platform and his proposal to mandate the DVB-T2 standard for the launch all further channels. In an interview with Le Figaro newspaper, Boyon said that he had not buried the planned launch of […]

Boyon report calls on DVB-T2 for all future French DTT channels

A report on the future of digital-terrestrial in France has called on the country to adopt the DVB-T2 standard for the launch of all future channels. Michel Boyon, the president of media regulator the CSA, yesterday presented a report on the future of the digital-terrestrial platform calling for the immediate adoption of DVB-T2 for all […]

Pace supplying DVB-T2 boxes for MultiChoice GOtv

UK set-top provider Pace is supplying boxes to MultiChoice Africa to support the launch of GOtv, MultiChoice’s new digital-terrestrial pay TV service for sub-Saharan Africa. The GOtv service is being delivered to customers via Pace’s next generation set-top boxes, capable of receiving DVB-T2 standard transmissions. Pace set-top boxes have so far supported the launch of […]

MultiChoice DTT service launches in Zambia and Uganda

African digital-terrestrial pay TV service provider GOtv has launched in Lusaka, Zambia and Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda. MultiChoice-owned GOtv is offering a range of pay and free-to-air channels covering news, kids, documentaries, series, sports and movies using the DVB-T2 technology system, which allows for about 20 standard channels per frequency. Services are delivered via […]

Azerbaijan to expand DTT to 60 channels

Authorities in Azerbaijan are eyeing the launch of up to 60 channels on its digital terrestrial service. The service, which launched recently with 10 free-to-air channels, is expected to add a pay component in January 2012, when the country implements digital switchover. Digital penetration currently reaches 85% of the country including the regions of Baku, […]

TV3 looks to launch three channels on digital-terrestrial

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 is looking to launch three new channels on the country’s digital terrestrial television service. The broadcaster hopes to launch TV3+1, high definition simulcast TV3HD and kids channel 3Kids, which will also include classic programming in the evenings. This comes after the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) published its report on expressions […]

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