Category: LIFE IN THE CHANNELS

Latest breaking news and information about mediterranean televisions and institutions

Malta / Go invests in wireless television

During June the Maltese telecommunications company Go announced it had invested more than €6 million to revolutionize Maltese television. The company has introduced a wireless television service which requires no professional installation, set-top box, or cable. To receive the service, customers need only pay a subscription fee. In each household any number of devices can …

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Spain / Green light for Buendía Estudios

On June 17th the European Commission approved the launch of Buendía Estudios. This content creation and production company came out of an agreement between Telefónica (Spanish telecommunications company) and Atresmedia (Spanish audiovisual group which owns the Antena 3 channel). The new company will create original audiovisual content in Spanish for international distribution. Buendía Estudios has …

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Algeria / Dzair TV stops transmitting

In early June the private Algerian channel Dzair TV announced it was closing down. In a statement, senior managers told staff to stay at home, saying there was no work. Although the news was formally announced at the beginning of June, the channel had already disappeared from the screens once before, in mid-March, when Eutelsat …

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Algeria / End of analogue transmission

Algerians can no longer receive their public television channels using terrestrial analogue. On June 17th the country switched permanently to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) thanks to the completion of the first relay network. The release of analogue frequencies will free up resources for Digital Radio (DRM). The creation of a second DTT network is under …

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Italy / Signature of two decrees supporting the film and audiovisual industries

On June 5th Dario Franceschini, the Italian Minister for Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism, signed two decrees supporting the film and audiovisual industries. Worth a total of €120 million, these measures are a new use of Italy’s Emergency Fund for Cinema and Entertainment created in March (the Cura Italia decree). The first decree strengthens the …

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North Africa / TV5Monde the leading French-language channel in North Africa

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According to the results of the 2019 study Kantar TNS Africascope Maghreb, TV5MONDE maintains its position as the leading French-language channel in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco for the target audience of 15 years and older, executives and managers. The data for the study were collected in the twelve principal towns of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. …

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France / Algérie, mon amour, a broadcast which went down badly

On May 26th France 5 broadcast Algérie, mon amour, a documentary by journalist Mustapha Kessous. It caused an outcry in Algeria. In his film Kessous, a journalist on Le Monde, tries to explain the Hirak, an on-going popular protest movement against the state. Kessous focusses on five young Algerians under the age of 30. They …

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