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 […]

Germany to launch 40-channel DVB-T2 service in March 2017

Germany will launch a new DVB-T2-based digital-terrestrial platform on March 29 next year in a number of cities next year with a line-up of 40 mostly HD channels. The country’s DVB-TV Project Office said that DVB-T transmission would cease at the same time as the new platform was launched in each region, impacting the four […]

Al Jazeera makes DVB-T2 transition as Sweden begins 700MHz clearance

Al Jazeera has started broadcasting in the DVB-T2 format and in MPEG-4 on the Boxer TV digital-terrestrial platform in Sweden as network operator Teracom begins the process of clearing the 700MHz band. Al Jazeera will broadcast in parallel in DVB-T and MPEG-4 during the transitional period ahead of the clearance of the 700MHz band in […]

DTG publishes new installers’ guide

UK digital TV standards group the Digital Television Group (DTG) has published a new set of guidelines for Freeview and YouView aerial system installers at the request of Ofcom and the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI). The new guidelines, collected together in the DTG’s R-Book 6, includes advice on issues related to DVB-T2, the standard […]

Harmonic and Dimetis partner for DVB-T2 HEVC trials

Harmonic and Dimetis have partnered to create a next-generation TV field test system designed to “accelerate the distribution of next-generation terrestrial television services in Germany.” The system is designed to let video content and service providers easily migrate to the new DVB-T2 and HEVC video compression standards and reduce capital and operational expenses. The field […]

Thomson Video Networks unveils single-feed DVB-T2 and DTH system

Technology provider Thomson Video Networks has unveiled a new single-feed system for DVB-T2 and DTH satellite networks that it says will enable headend operators to simultaneously feed both types of networks from a single multiplex. According to Thomson, the system, based on its NetProcessor 9030/40 multiplexing and transport system and RD1100 receiver/descrambler, will enable terrestrial […]

Strong to showcase range of set-top boxes

Strong will showcase its latest range of Strong and Thomson set-top boxes (STBs) as well as its new product category of streaming devices.  The company will present a variety of digital DVB-T2, DVB-T and DVB-S2 receivers that have been developed for and are distributed in different countries. Visitors will see new DVB-C HD receivers for […]