TDF and RAI launch first LTE-A+ Broadcast trials


French transmitter network operator TDF and Italian public broadcaster RAI have launched the world’s first field trials of the new converged mobile broadcast system LTE-A+ Broadcast from transmitter sites in Paris and Aosta.

German Classica signs up Telekom Austria and Foxtel

Classica Ident 4

Classica, the international pay-TV channel for classical music lovers, will expand into new countries through two major distribution deals the German broadcaster signed with Telekom Austria Group covering Central and Eastern Europe and with Australian pay-TV platform Foxtel.

German Cartel Office approves DVB-T2 encryption

The Bundeskartellamt in Bonn

The Federal German Cartel Office Bundeskartellamt has given the green light to the plans by transmitter network operator Media Broadcast to set up a subscription-based DTT platform for commercial TV channels as part of the transition from broadcast standard DVB-T to successor DVB-T2, arguing that it would not limit competition.