Digital TV News: European Union

EU: Council and Parliament strike deal on right-to-repair directive
Feb 2, 2024 – The European Council and Parliament have reached a provisional deal on the directive that promotes the repair of broken or defective goods, also known as the right-to-repair (R2R) directive.
News categories: European Union, Digital TV, EU, Regulation, Smart TV

Kinostar launching FAST channel in collaboration with OKAST
Dec 18, 2023 – Kinostar is launching a FAST channel, Turk on Video Free, in collaboration with OKAST. Launched under the umbrella of the FAST4EU consortium, the channel will be available on Amazon Freevee.
News categories: OKAST, Kinostar, Cédric Monnier, Michael Roesch, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Streaming

EU digital piracy up 3.3% in 2022
Sep 19, 2023 – A report from the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that digital piracy increased by 3.3% in 2022. Pirated TV shows, series, films, and manga publications are largely behind the increase.
News categories: EUIPO, Christian Archambeau, Content Protection, Digital TV, EU, Market Research

HOTBIRD 13F and 13G satellites enter service
Sep 13, 2023 – Eutelsat (Paris: ETL) has announced that its high-power HOTBIRD 13F and HOTBIRD 13G satellites have entered into full commercial service, located at its 13°E video neighbourhood.
News categories: Eutelsat, Laurence Delpy, Eva Berneke, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Middle-East, Satellite

Revision of DVB-I service discovery specification released
Jul 10, 2023 – A revision of the DVB-I service discovery specification has been published along with a new set of implementation guidelines. Both are available now as DVB BlueBooks.
News categories: DVB-I, Digital TV, Middleware, Set Top Box, Smart TV, TV-over-IP, Worldwide

Telenet video RGUs down 21,800 in 1Q 2023.
Apr 27, 2023 – Telenet (Brussels: TNET) has announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The company's video customer base was 1,727,800 RGUs at March 31, 2023, down 21,800 in the quarter.
News categories: Telenet, Belgium, Cable TV, Digital TV, Results, Subscribers

Premium online video rebounds in Southeast Asia
Nov 22, 2022 – Vidio's live sports, Prime Video's SE Asia push and robust demand for Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar and Viu have contributed to a rebound across premium video subscribers and viewership in Q3 2022, according to MPA.
News categories: Media Partners Asia, Dhivya T, Asia, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming

Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G successfully launched
Nov 3, 2022 – Eutelsat (Paris: ETL) has announced that its HOTBIRD 13G satellite has been successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by SpaceX. HOTBIRD 13G will replace three older satellites at 13°E.
News categories: Eutelsat, Eva Berneke, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Satellite

EU proposes new cybersecurity rules for hardware and software products
Sep 15, 2022 – The European Commission has presented a proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act. It introduces mandatory cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements, throughout their whole lifecycle.
News categories: European Commission, Digital TV, EU, Hardware, Regulation, Software