In July, Sportitalia will launch four new interactive sports channels on free-to-air digital terrestrial television using the HbbTV standard.
Mediaset is reported to be very close to an agreement for the purchase of channels 45 and 55 from Sony Pictures Television.
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.
Discovery is expanding its digital services in Italy, with the launch of Dplay Plus, a premium subscription streaming service offering content from its payTV brands Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Animal Planet and ID.
Italy’s antitrust watchdog AGCM has opened an investigation into Sky Italia’s acquisition of the R2 unit of commercial broadcaster Mediaset.
Italy’s Rai has become the first broadcaster in Europe to publicly demonstrate 8K technology.
Melita Italia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malta-based quad play telecoms operator Melita Limited, will begin providing gigabit broadband in Italy from April 2019.
Sony is in talks to sell its two Italian digital terrestrial channels Pop (kids) and Cine Sony.
Close to 5 million Italians now watch sports and movies illegally on IPTV.
The Croatian regulator HAKOM has noted a reduction in Italian interference in Croatian TV signals.