Digital TV

News brief: Russian nets bag TVF factual

Russian networks have bought factual programming from UK-based TVF International. Digital TV acquired a package including Channel 5’s Inside Buckingham Palace (pictured), David Attenborough-narrated Wild City: Singapore and BBC/RTÉ coproduction Columbanus: The Monk Who United Europe. Stream TV acquired Rescue Vet, which was for Animal Planet, while St. Petersburg-based First HDTV acquired the PBS-commissioned The […]

Digital TV forecast to boom in Africa

Digital TV households in Sub-Saharan Africa will quadruple in the period to 2018, according to new research. Digital TV Research forecasts that digital penetration will rocket from 35% at end-2012 to 95.5% by end-2018, by which point there will be 49 million digital TV homes on the continent. Sub-Saharan pay TV revenues will reach $4.62 […]