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DVB-T2 to ensure longevity of European DTT industry

by Bob Raikes

What They Say RapidTV News reported from Dataxis on the use of DTT in Europe for TV consumption and said that 30% of European homes (91 million households) still rely just on FTA channels …

Tags:Europe| FTA (Free to Air)| Satellite| Terrestrial (DTT)

Roland Garros UHD Availability is Mixed

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The Roland-Garros tennis tournament in Paris has been a popular event for testing new TV technologies (e.g. HDTV via MPEG4 in 2006, 3D broadcast in 2010, UltraHD in 2013 etc) and …

Tags:France| FTA (Free to Air)| Satellite| Sports and Stadiums| Terrestrial (DTT)

Broadcast TV: If It’s For Free, It’s For Me!

by Pete Putman

It’s been quite a few decades since I got my master’s degree in television and film at Syracuse University. I made many connections while there, but only one has survived four-plus decades, and that …

Tags:Cable| Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| FTA (Free to Air)| OTT Video| Streaming Video

Amazon Prime Video launches on Freesat

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Amazon Prime video has done a deal to allow Amazon Prime Video to launch on the UK’s FreeSat platform. Prime Video joins Freesat’s other services, including Netflix, UKTV Play, Britbox and …

Tags:Amazon| FTA (Free to Air)| Satellite| SVOD

What Bob Saw on the Net 03/01/2020

by Bob Raikes

Most days, our editor, Bob, spends some time looking around the net for news. Here are some articles and links that he thought worth sharing… (note that registration or subscriptions may be required!) Freeview …

Tags:Broadcast| DOOH| Forecasts| FTA (Free to Air)| LED| Litigation| Retail| Samsung| TVs (TV Sets)

Spain’s Pay TV Subscriptions Grew Over 10% Year-on-Year in 2018 Q1

by Andrew Fenn

Pay TV is significantly growing in Spain, with over 6.7 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2018, up from 6.09 million last year, representing growth of 10.4% year-on-year, according to CNMC, as reported …

Tags:FTA (Free to Air)| IPTV| Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Spain| TV Viewing| Vol 25 - Issue 41

Dataxis: DVB-T2 to Reach Nearly 75% of Europe Households by 2022

by Andrew Fenn

Dataxis’ latest research sheds light on the importance that DVB-T2, the extension of the television standard DVB-T, will acquire in the next four years. This system was devised to enable more efficient signal transmission …

Tags:DVB-T & T2| FTA (Free to Air)| Large Display Monitor| Terrestrial (DTT)| Vol 25 - Issue 02

Freesat Plans Upgraded STB

by Yvette Raikes

Freesat wants to make STBs which will include UltraHD support and multiscreen streaming and is looking for manufacturing partners. The boxes will support HbbTV 2.0.1 applications and are based on an open technical specification …

Tags:FTA (Free to Air)| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| STBs| UK (United Kingdom)| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 34

Plex Now on iOS and Android

by Bob Raikes

There is a new app for Apple TV and Android platforms called Plex Live TV which adds PVR functions to unencrypted TV signals that are derived from SiliconDust, Hauppauge, AVerMedia and DVBLogic. The details …

Tags:Europe| FTA (Free to Air)| Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Terrestrial (DTT)| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 28

18% of TV Homes Use FTA DTH Satellite

by Bob Raikes

Dataxis has said that 314 million TV households are getting TV signals via Free-to-Air (FTA) DTH satellite, representing 18% of all TV households globally and the company believes this will grow to 20%. While …

Tags:FTA (Free to Air)| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| TV Viewing| Vol 24 - Issue 21

FreeCast to offer OTA TV via its ATSC 3.0 STB

by Bob Raikes

FreeCast in the USA has a new One STB that supports a combination of OTA content via ATSC 3.0 and OTT content using internet. The boxes will sell for $100 and there will be …

Tags:FTA (Free to Air)| Large Display Monitor| Terrestrial (DTT)| Vol 24 - Issue 16

Freeview Play TVs and STBs Sales Exceed One Million

by Alan Spencer

Freeview Play TVs and set-top boxes sales have now exceeded one million units in the UK. Freeview Play was launched in late 2015, and brings a combination of live, catch-up and on demand content …

Tags:FTA (Free to Air)| Mobile Display Monitor| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 24 - Issue 09