Italy will switchover its national DTT network from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 from January 1, 2020, to make room for future mobile networks on the 700 MHz. band.
Turkish satellite operator Türksat has announced it will phase out all standard definition (SD) broadcasts on its 42 degrees East position, requiring all channels to broadcast in HD/MPEG-4.
Inview Technology and systems integrator DigitalGluehave announced the launch of DigitalGlue’s new MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes used by the American Forces Network (AFN).
WATCH VIDEO. In what is believed the first MPEG-2 switch-off operation in the world, France has launched a campaign informing viewers that from April 5, 2016, all digital terrestrial broadcasts will be in MPEG-4 and HD.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland wants to optimise the usage of its transponder capacities on the Astra satellite system at 19.2° East to create more space for new channels.
French DTH Platform Canalsat informed its subscribers it will turn to all-MPEG-4 satellite distribution by the end of June 2015.
ITU members have agreed on a new video coding standard building on ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC with hopes of easing pressure on global networks.
Eric Besson, the French minister of industry, announced yesterday during the New Year’s reception of the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) his willingness to move quickly to MPEG-4 and introduce DVB-T2 for digital terrestrial television.
The Swedish Radio and Television Authority (RTVV) is exploring the possibility of offering more licences to broadcast over the country’s terrestrial system.