Most countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia are planning to expand their DTT services, according to an early results of new survey on the use of spectrum by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) .
Austrian cable operator Lampert has set up a DVB-T transmitter in neighbouring Switzerland in order to be able to distribute the popular TV channels of Swiss public broadcaster SRG on its network again.
Half a year after DTT switch-off in Switzerland, the channels of public broadcaster SRG can soon be received terrestrially via DVB-T in parts of Switzerland and Austria again.
Germany has completed freeing up the terrestrial frequencies in the 700 MHz range which can now be used for mobile communications.
Italian broadcaster Europa Way (formerly Europa 7) will launch a new pay-TV service in HDR 4k HD on the country’s DTT network using the DVB-T2 standard.
Approximately 22% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts, according to Parks Associates.
Mediaset Premium will cease broadcasting on Italy’s digital terrestrial network on June 1, 2019, and will make the channels available as an OTT service on the Infinity platform.
Sony is in talks to sell its two Italian digital terrestrial channels Pop (kids) and Cine Sony.
The EBU is not worried about DTT shutdowns in Belgium and Switzerland, writes Marcello Lombardo, EBU.
Home-shopping broadcaster QVC is now also distributing its spin-off channel QVC2 via DTT in Germany.