Despite the recent social and political turmoil, rapid conversion to digital TV continues in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Digital TV penetration for the 18 countries covered in the report is already approaching two-thirds of the total.
Eastern Europe still has plenty of room for digital TV growth, according to Digital TV Research. Two-thirds of homes (76 million) were still receiving analogue signals at end-2010, but rapid conversion to digital TV means that nearly 67 million digital homes will be added by 2016.
Libya is getting its own independent satellite channel, according to Radio Nederland’s Media Network. A group of Libyans from abroad and inside the country is setting up the new station to broadcast news and commentary about Libya for a Libyan audience,
This year’s ANGA Cable conference and exhibition will take place between May 4 and 6 in the familiar surroundings of the Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany.
“Our belief is that Asians still have a significant love affair with TV,” said Mark Patterson, CEO, Asia Pacific of GroupM at the CASBAA Convention 2009 in Hong Kong.
Digea has been officially named as the DTT network provider for the seven main Greek private TV channels (Mega, ANT1, Alpha, Alter, Star, m and Skai).
There is only a modest interest in mobile TV, according to studies by Circle Research carried out on behalf of the GSM Association in 15 markets.