Advanced Digital Broadcast is to deliver its ADB-1100T receiver to the Spanish supplier Ikusi. The unit is the first receiver to launch in the Spanish market following the decision to restart pay-TV on the DTT network, which came to a grinding halt with the collapse of Quiero in 2002.
Today, DTT penetration has reached over 60% of TV households and covers 95% of the population. The first services are expected to later this month and include the Swedish-backed Dahlia TV.
“ADB was chosen as our supplier due to their retail successes in particular in Italy, their advanced and innovative product portfolio and their ability to be first to market,” said Pedro Serrano at Ikusi.
“Given our experience in the Italian DTT market since 2003 we are convinced that Ikusi’s offering will be ideal for consumers looking for a high quality and personalised television experience at an attractive price,” added Jim Lomax, executive VP worldwide sales, ADB.
The ADB-1100T conforms to the specifications set by the Spanish authorities including the use of interactive applications over the MHP middleware. It also features a seven-day programme guide.