Tivù launches tivùsat USB CAM solution

Tivù, the joint-venture of Italian operators RAI, Mediaset and Telecom Italia Media (TIM), has announced a new solution to launch what it says is the first USB based module offering to the tivùsat users a full 4K TV viewing experience. The solution embeds the tivùsat smart card into a small USB form-factor which is a […]

Italy prepares for satellite and terrestrial upgrades

Italian free-to-view satellite platform Tivùsat has begun a publicity campaign to inform viewers of the forthcoming upgrade of the platform to the DVB-S2 standard. Tivùsat’s free-to-air channels will transition to DVB-S2 to enable viewing in HD and the SD versions of the channels will be shut down. The campaign to let users know about the […]

Travelxp 4K in HDR launches on Tivùsat

4K UHD HDR travel channel Travelxp 4K has launched on Italian free-to-view satellite paltform Tivùsat. Travelxp 4K, which lays claim to be the world’s first 4K HDR channel, launched in Ultra HD in January 2017 on SES’s Ultra HD distribution platform in North America,  Eutelsat’s Hotbird platform at 13° East in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and the SES […]

Eutelsat completes Rai HD channel line-up for TivùSat

Satellite operator Eutelsat has begun broadcasting an additional five channels in HD from public broadcaster Rai for the TivùSat Italian free-to-air satellite platform. The addition of Rai YoYo, Rai School, Rai Gulp, Rai Storia and Rai News24 means that all 13 Rai channels are now available in HD. The launch of the services was completed […]

Al Jazeera English launches on Tivùsat

Al Jazeera English has launched in HD on Italian free-to-view satellite platform Tivùsat.    The addition of the channel means that Tivùsat now offers 73 channels, of which 12 are available in HD. Viewers can see Al Jazeera English HD on channel number 167. Abdulla Al Najjar, Al Jazeera’s Executive Director of Global Brand and […]

Freesat opens up Freetime TV guide to international operators

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has opened up its Freetime connected TV guide to terrestrial, cable and satellite TV operators, as well as electronics manufacturers, outside of the UK. The new solution, dubbed Metaphor, will be deployed first by Italian free satellite operator Tivùsat for its new OTT service, Tivùon!, and will be available to […]

TivùSat adds La7d to line-up

Italian free-to-view satellite platform TivùSat has added Cairo Communication-owned channel La7d to its programming line-up. The channel, aimed at a younger female audience, airs a mix of programming including Grey’s Anatomy and Wife Swap. Turin-based Cairo Communication’s general news and entertainment channel La7 is already available on TivùSat.

TivùSat adds Cartoonito

Italian free-to-view satellite platform TivùSat has added Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoonito to its programming line-up. The addition of the channel, which is aimed at pre-school children, takes the total number of channels on the platform to 65. TivùSat is available to Italian viewers from the Eutelsat platform at 13°  East.

Rai to broadcast HD channels via TivùSat platform

Italian public broadcaster Rai is set to broadcast its three flagship channels – Rai 1, Rai 2 and Rai 3 – in HD on the TivùSat satellite platform after agreeing a deal with Eutelsat.  The free-to-air TivùSat platform transmits through Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellites and reaches 1.7 million homes. Viewers will automatically receive Rai’s new HD channel […]

TivùSat adds new users

Italian free-to-air digital satellite service TivùSat saw 55,000 new activations in July, taking the total number of active smartcards to almost 1.577 million. Take-up of the service was particularly strong in Sicily, Lombardy, Lazio and Calabria. TivùSat offers 55 digital TV and 40 radio services.