2012 was a disappointing year for Mediaset, with pay-TV revenues in its Italian business amounting to €518 million, or €7.2 million less than in FY 2011.
Smart TV in Italy is the first of a series of reports from Deadline Media TV on OTT and connected television.
The Italian TivùSat free satellite platform, has reached the milestone of 1.8 million active smart cards.
Telecom Italia Media (TIM) has agreed to sell Italian national broadcaster La7 to Cairo Communications for €1 million.
Sky Italia has launched its new dedicated Formula1 channel that adds interactive screens to the broadcaster’s coverage of the 2013 championship.
The Russian government has widened its grip on broadcasting, according to a new report on digital switchover focusing on Russia and the CIS countries published by the European Audiovisual Observatory.
Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle has confirmed his interest in buying the La7 network from Telecom Italia Media (TIM).
Swisscom has said that the number of IPTV connections increased year-on-year by 183,000 or 30.1% to 791,000 (+63,000 in the fourth quarter).
Discovery Communications is continuing its buying spree with the acquisition of Italy’s Switchover Media. The broadcaster runs four free-to-air channels and one pay-TV channel in the country.
Mediaset’s Premium Play is to be made available on connected TVs.