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.
The French media authority CSA has authorised TDF to operate a third pilot channel to broadcast in Ultra High Definition (UHD/4k) in Île-de-France, Nantes and Toulouse.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG will terminate the digital terrestrial distribution of its TV channels (DTT) via DVB-T nationwide on June 3, 2019.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG will terminate digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (DVB-T) next year without replacement. There will be no transition to DVB-T2 as in neighbouring Germany and Austria.