Italy’s minister of economic development has indicated a delay to the process designed to bring new entrants into digital television.
Motive Television has successfully enabled the broadcasting of 3D TV content to a set-top box using its Bestv software over a DTT transmission system.
ACT ANNUAL CONFERENCE – BRUSSELS. Industry figures yesterday expressed their concerns regarding the uneven application of state aid rules across Europe, the struggle to deal with piracy and strengthen copyright protection and convergence issues.
Italy’s two principal pay-TV providers will this weekend both commence a series of transmissions in the 3D format. For Sky Italia the starting point is the Ryder Cup golf, already the centre of BSkyB’s consumer 3D launch, while Mediaset has a package of films ready to roll.
The war of words between Sky Italia and Mediaset has erupted again after Sky Italia CEO Tom Mockridge called for an early removal of the 2003 legislation preventing Sky from entering the terrestrial television market.
Mediaset is building a next generation contribution network to feed pictures from its Italian Serie A football coverage directly to its facilities in Rome and Milan.
Mediaset has unveiled “Premium Cam”, a deployment of CI Plus, which will enable subscribers to the terrestrial service to view their content without the need for a set-top box.
Mediaset’s pay-as-you-go DTT package entered operational breakeven in the second quarter.
CONNECTED TV SUMMIT – LONDON. Mediaset is ready to exploit the hybrid broadcast and broadband capabilities of its horizontal DTT platform, according to Angelo Petazzi, the head of the company’s DTT Content Factory.
Mediaset Premium has posted revenues of €560 million for 2009, or 38.9% more than for the previous year.