Europe Digital TV News

Kyivstar launches IPTV across its FTTB network in Ukraine
Nov 24, 2015 – Kyivstar has announced the availability of its 'Home TV' IPTV service across the entirety of its FTTB network in Ukraine. The company had been testing Home TV in the cities of Krivoy Rog (Kryvyi Rih) and Zhytomyr before the launch.
News categories: Kyivstar, Digital TV, Fibre, IPTV, Ukraine

O2 Czech Republic introduces OTT set-top box
Nov 24, 2015 – O2 Czech Republic has announced the availability of a new set-top box. The box allows for reception of the company's O2 TV Air service over a connection from any internet service provider.
News categories: O2 Czech Republic, Czech Republic, Digital TV, OTT, Set Top Box

57% of Western European households own at least one connected CE device
Nov 24, 2015 – Parks Associates' Connected Consumer in Europe research project has found that approximately 9% of Western European broadband households own at least one smart home device and 57% own at least one internet-connected CE device.
News categories: Parks Associates, Stuart Sikes, Digital TV, France, Germany, Market Research, Spain, UK

V-Nova powers Real Madrid vs. Barcelona UltraHD broadcast
Nov 23, 2015 – V-Nova has announced today that its PERSEUS technology was deployed by Mediapro’s Overon for visually lossless contribution of the November 21 'El Clásico' match between Real Madrid and Barcelona played at the Santiago Bernabau stadium in Madrid, Spain.
News categories: V-Nova, Mediapro, Guido Meardi, Eric Achtmann, Infrastructure, IPTV, Spain

FLIX.TV acquires satellite broadcasting licence in the Czech Republic
Nov 21, 2015 – The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (RRTV), the broadcasting regulator in the Czech Republic, has issued a satellite broadcasting licence to FLIX.TV. According to the RRTV announcement, the service will be targeted at the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
News categories: RRTV, Czech Republic, Digital TV, Hungary, Regulation, Satellite, Slovakia

Tricolor TV begins broadcasting of Ultra HD package
Nov 18, 2015 – Tricolor TV has announced that it has started broadcasting an Ultra HD package, which includes two ultra high-definition TV channels. Subscribers get access to movies and documentaries, as well as sports and entertainment programs in 4K at no extra charge.
News categories: Tricolor TV, 1HDTV, Alexey Kholodov, Nikolay Orlov, Digital TV, Russia, Satellite, Set Top Box

DVB approves UHD-1 Phase 2 Commercial Requirements
Nov 18, 2015 – At the 81st meeting of the DVB Steering Board, Commercial Requirements for the next phase of Ultra High Definition Television were approved thus allowing the technical work on the specification to progress.
News categories: DVB, Phil Laven, Digital TV, Europe, Worldwide

Sky unveils Sky Q home entertainment system
Nov 18, 2015 – Sky has unveiled Sky Q, its next-generation home entertainment system. Sky Q makes it easier to access TV and brings a wider range of entertainment to the big screen. Sky Q products connect wirelessly to create a TV ecosystem.
News categories: Sky, Jeremy Darroch, Apps, Digital TV, Home Networking, Ireland, Multiscreen, OTT, Satellite, Set Top Box, UK, Wireless

Google Play Movies & TV coming to LG Smart TVs
Nov 17, 2015 – Starting this month, U.S. owners of LG Smart TVs will be able to enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows through 'Google Play Movies & TV.' Compatible with LG's webOS Smart TV platform, Google Play Movies & TV will offer content in both HD and SD formats.
News categories: LG Electronics, Google, David VanderWaal, Apps, Australia, Canada, Digital TV, Middleware, OTT, Smart TV, UK, USA