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Spain's TV academy wades into DTT row

Spain's Academia de las Ciencias y las Artes de Television has decided to interfere in the row that is currently affecting the country's DTT industry.

Times Media Group takes stake in RAL as it muses TV play

Just as it ramps up plans to expand into TV, Radio Africa Ltd (RAL) has sold a 49% stake of its business worth $18.62 million to the Times Media Group of South Africa.

M-net slams DTT STB control in newspaper advert

Pay-TV network M-net has taken out a full page advertisement in South Africa's national newspapers on Sunday (13 April) to state its opposition for adding encryption control in the country's digital terrestrial television (DTT) set top boxes (STB).

Signatures gathered against Spain's DTT blackout

23,000 signatures have been collected to protest against the closure of nine DTT channels in Spain.

True DTT plans digital soft launch in May

Thailand's True DTT, operator of True4U entertainment channel, is aiming for a top five spot when it switches on its digital signal next month ahead of the official launch on 1 July 2014.

Iraq hosts more terrestrial TV stations than other MENA states

Iraq, Egypt and Palestine account for 51.4% of the 115 government-owned, private and mixed terrestrial television channels that broadcast in the Arab world.

Spain sees seven DTT channels close to closure

Spain's audiovisual groups have decided which channels will close before 6 May if the government's position doesn't change: Xplora, Nitro, laSexta3, La Siete, Nueve, Net TV and Veo TV will all stop broadcasting within the coming weeks.

MIPTV: BBC signs content deal with TVB, Tencent

Hong Kong free-to-air broadcaster TVB and Chinese IPTV provider Tencent have signed deals with BBC Worldwide for a range of new content.

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