DVB-T2


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 […]

Czech public broadcaster begins transition to DVB-T2 and HEVC

Czech public broadcaster Ceská Televize is to begin transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format from tomorrow, the first major step in the country’s transition to the advanced version of the digital-terrestrial broadcast standard. The broadcaster will simulcast all signals in DVB-T for at least a year, after which it plans to begin shutting down […]

Dataxis: DVB-T2 to reach 72% of European homes by 2022

By 2022 some 72% of European households will receive digital terrestrial television (DTT) using the DVB-T2 standard, according to Dataxis. The research firm emphasised the growth in DVB-T2 implementations in Europe, claiming these will increase from a footprint of roughly 30% of households in 2017. “This increase is primarily due to the switchover planned in […]

Media Broadcast taps Nevion for DVB-T2 migration

German transmission services provider Media Broadcast has tapped media production specialist Nevion to deliver technology for its new ARD-Disnet broadcast distribution network. ARD-Disnet is designed to handle DVB-T, DVB-T2, HD, FM and DAB+ broadcasts as well as generic data transport. Media Broadcast was commissioned by ARD-affiliated German public broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, […]

DVB-T2 migration gives big boost to German set-top sales

Germany’s migration from the DVB-T digital-terrestrial TV standard to the more modern DVB-T2 format provided a bonanza for set-top box sales in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures released by consumer electronics industry association the GFU. According to the outfit’s Hemix home electronics market index for the two quarters to […]

French watchdog mulls new DTT multiplex for UHD TV services

France’s media regulator the CSA has opened a public consultation on the future of the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform, introducing the idea of launching a new multi-city multiplex that could be used to launch UHD services. To improve quality and make space for new services including UHD, the consultation will also consider the possibility of […]

Digita taps Nevion for digital-terrestrial move to IP transport

Finnish digital-terrestrial network operator Digita has chosen technology provider Nevio to supply equipment and software to provide transport of signals from its headend to its transmission sites. The contract is part of Digita’s move to migrate its DVB transport infrastructure from legacy technology to IP. Nevion will provide its Virtuoso CP4400 DTT processors at Digita’s […]

CME’s Mainusch: DTT has no future

Digital-terrestrial TV has no future and governments should not invest in DVB-T2 to the disadvantage of other platforms, according to CME’s Christophe Mainusch. The co-CEO of CEE broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME) said governments should deregulate broadcasting and in particular remove restrictions on advertising minutes as viewers now have the choice of turning to […]

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