France’s Competition Authority (L’Autorité de la concurrence) has fined TDF €20.6 million for hindering the activities of rival transmission companies.
German mobile communications company Freenet has acquired the German technical services provider Media Broadcast through its subsidiary mobilcom-debitel, paying €295 million for 100% of its shares.
French transmitter comnpany TDF was sentenced to pay 5.6 million euros for blocking competitors from using the Eiffel tower transmitter site.
French transmitter network operator TDF and Italian public broadcaster RAI have launched the world’s first field trials of the new converged mobile broadcast system LTE-A+ Broadcast from transmitter sites in Paris and Aosta.
Canadian pension fund PSP Investments and its partners have agreed to buy the French operations of telecoms masts group TDF in a deal worth about EUR3.5 billion ($4.40 billion), according to an exclusive report from Reuters.
Yet another 4K first, this time it is the first live 4K broadcast over Digital Terrestrial, in this case TDF’s French DVB-T2 network carrying the country’s TNT service. And compressed in the HVEC, H.265 standard.
The Hungarian national transmission company Antenna Hungária is to be re-nationalised, with TDF agreeing to sell its stake to the state holding National Information and Communications Services (NISZ).
French developer Dotscreen, broadcast facilities company TDF, and TV magazine Télé Star have launched a TV guide for Google Glass.
Africabox has started to offer its two channels as an OTT service, on the web, smartphones and tablets, either live or on demand.
TDF has appointed Bastian Manintveld as head of M&A and business development of its media services division.