Policy makers within the European Parliament are confident of a resolution on the potential of interference to digital television caused by the opening up of spectrum to additional telecommunications services by the so-called Digital Dividend.
Regulators at the European Union have given themselves an extra fortnight to decide on News Corp’s £7.8 billion (€9.41 billion) bid for the 61% of the satcaster is does not already own.
Two years after the European Commission introduced new rules on the broadcast of TV over the internet, video on demand and mobile TV, just three countries have officially notified the Commission that they had been put in place.
DigiTAG has warned spectrum regulators not to overlook the importance of the digital terrestrial television platform.
The European Commission today decided to take Belgium to the European Court of Justice for “must-carry” rules, imposed on broadcasters in the bilingual region of Brussels-Capital, after it failed to address a final warning issued by the Commission in November 2008.
Six years after the first analogue switch off in Berlin and Brandenburg, the European Court has rejected the use of €2 million in subsidies for not complying with European rules on state aid.