The European Court of Justice has ruled that Italy’s move from analogue to digital terrestrial television was violating EU laws, failing to allocate one mux for each analogue channel.
Albania’s transition to digital broadcasting has suffered a setback.
The DVB-T2 platform launched in Germany on March 29, 2017 attracts viewers from other transmission infrastructures to digital terrestrial broadcasting (DTT).
DTT pay-TV operator Boxer TV has been acquired by the South Jutland energy company SE, the owner of Denmark’s second largest cable TV company Stofa.
The number of households in Germany receiving digital TV services has risen to 35 million, or 92.3% of the total.
German public broadcaster ARD will replace its digital channel EinsPlus with One – Eins für Euch (formerly Einsfestival) on DTT on October 1, 2016, an ARD spokesman told Broadband TV News.
Dutch telecoms authority Agentschap Telecom has awarded the digital terrestrial licence to KPN, so it can continue to offer its Digitenne platform to homes in the Netherlands.
The next-generation DTT platform in DVB-T2/HEVC standard will launch its full service in Germany on March 29, 2017 in several urban areas with around 40 public and commercial channels mainly in HD quality.
The number of DTH satellite households in Austria has grown in the past year from 2.05 million (2014) to 2.12 million households.
Eurosport 1 has launched on DTT in Germany on April 1, 2016 in Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.