Europe Digital TV News

Pay DTT up 52% year-on-year in Croatia
Feb 26, 2015 – The Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM) has reported communications market data to the end of the fourth quarter of 2014. Pay DTT (EvoTV) was the fastest growing TV segment with subscriptions rising by over 52% year-on-year.
News categories: HAKOM, Cable TV, Croatia, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, Satellite, Subscribers, Terrestrial

Rostelecom goes multiscreen with SmartLabs
Feb 26, 2015 – Rostelecom subscribers can now enjoy their content on PCs, laptops, tablets and Smart TVs. The new multiscreen feature is an extension of Rostelecom's IPTV service, which is powered by the SmartLabs IPTV Solution, and delivers digital TV services across Russia.
News categories: SmartLabs, Rostelecom, Mikhail Grachev, Digital TV, Infrastructure, IPTV, Middleware, Multiscreen, Russia, Smart TV, TV Everywhere

Deutsche Telekom adds 109,000 TV customers in 4Q 2014
Feb 26, 2015 – Deutsche Telekom (Frankfurt: DTE)(NYSE:DT) has released its fourth quarter 2014 results report. The company added 65 thousand TV customers in Germany during the final quarter. In the same period DT’s other European businesses gained 44 thousand TV customers.
News categories: Deutsche Telekom, Cable TV, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, IPTV, Netherlands, Results, Romania, Satellite, Slovakia, Subscribers

Telefónica adds 437,000 pay TV subscribers in 4Q 2014
Feb 25, 2015 – Telefónica has presented its FY 2014 results. Pay TV accesses totaled 5.1 million, up 48% year-on-year in organic terms, on the back of 437 thousand net additions in the final quarter. In Spain, Pay TV accesses almost tripled over the year.
News categories: Telefónica, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, IPTV, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Results, Satellite, Spain, Subscribers, Venezuela

Beltelecom expands DVB-T2 coverage in Belarus
Feb 24, 2015 – Beltelecom has announced that its DVB-T2 digital terrestrial television (DTT) service is now available from transmitters in Obukhovo, Skersi, Radoshkovichi and Valozhyn in Belarus.
News categories: Beltelecom, Belarus, DVB-T2, Infrastructure, Terrestrial

GameTree TV games for Liberty Global Horizon STBs
Feb 24, 2015 – TransGaming (TSX VENTURE:TNG) has announced a partnership to bring its GameTree TV on-demand TV games to Liberty Global's Horizon cable set-top boxes. GameTree TV will now be available throughout most of Europe.
News categories: TransGaming, Liberty Global, Dennis Ensing, Apps, Cable TV, Digital TV, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Set Top Box, Switzerland

Express-AM7 satellite due for launch on March 19th
Feb 24, 2015 – Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has announced that its Express-AM7 satellite has been delivered to Baikonur. The launch of a Proton-M/Breeze-M with the satellite on board is scheduled for March 19, 2015.
News categories: RSCC, Digital TV, Infrastructure, Russia, Satellite

Amazon leads Germany's VOD market
Feb 24, 2015 – According to research undertaken by Goldmedia, Amazon Prime Instant Video is the most widely used video-on-demand (VOD) offering in Germany with a share of 33.2 percent. iTunes and Maxdome are in equal second place with 11.3% market share. Netflix is only in fifth place with 8%.
News categories: Goldmedia, Digital TV, Germany, Market Research, OTT

iWedia provides SAT>IP software for Unitron multiswitch
Feb 24, 2015 – iWedia has announced that it has provided its SAT>IP server software to Belgian digital TV headend manufacturer UnitronGroup for integration within its new Johansson 9830 multiswitch.
News categories: iWedia, Unitron, Hervé Creff, Stephen Deleu, Digital TV, Europe, Gateway, Home Networking, LNB, Middleware, Satellite