Digital UK annual report, Ofcom won't investigate pay-TV and German Ultra HD progress: DTG daily news July 17th 2015

Digital UK looks ahead to spectrum and IP challenges

Digital UK has confirmed its commitment to making a smooth transition of DTT services from the 700MHz band and securing a positive outcome from the World Radiocommunication Conference later this year.

Chief executive Jonathan Thompson used Digital UK's annual report to welcome ongoing support from the government and Ofcom to safeguard spectrum, and commit to continued evolution of the DTT platform.

Ofcom rejects BT's call for a pay-TV investigation

Media regulator Ofcom won't launch a full-scale investigation of the pay-TV market, but will review the ease with which customers can switch providers and the effect of bundling broadband, TV and phone services.

BT had called for another pay-TV market investigation, the last of which began in 2007 and ran through judicial appeals to 2014. Ofcom continues to look at requirements for TV companies to wholesale their channels to competitors.

Sky Deutschland bags Ultra HD satellite bandwidth

German pay-TV provider has taken extra satellite capacity from operator SES for forthcoming Ultra HD broadcasts.

"At Sky Deutschland, we believe in being innovative with our offerings and providing our customers with the best television experience, and have therefore been investing in Ultra-HD," said Holger Ensslin, Chief Officer of Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Distribution at Sky Deutschland.

DTG Staff  |  17.07.2015

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