Italy - Digital Media Market Insights, Statistics and Analysis
Italy's market for bundled services and converging media applications has been strengthened by the excellent DSL broadband network and the expanding fibre footprint. The digital TV market has progressed well, with a number of regions having switched to digital terrestrial TV and with broadcasters having set up a second DTH satellite platform to compete with SKY Italia. Satellite TV remains the main pay TV platform in the absence of cable TV, while IPTV has an increasing presence strengthened by upgraded fixed-line delivery networks. This report analyses Italy's market for bundled services and digital media, providing an overview of the country's digital TV markets and an assessment of regulatory and market measures following analogue switchover.
Italy's broadcasters to move from DVB-MHP to the HTML-5 based HbbTV 2.0 format Dahlia TV folds; SKY Italia and Fastweb team to provide bundled services; FOX sells Sky Italia and its 57.4% interest in Sky Deutschland to BSkyB; TI Media and L'Espresso merge digital broadcasting assets, form Persidera as a new JV; Telecom Italia and SKY Italia agree to provide SKY content via TI's broadband network; Fastweb closes IPTV service; State Council allows SKY Italia withdraws from tender for DTT frequencies; SKY Italia reaches five million subscribers by end-2011; TivùSat reports over one million active cards; regulator's Q1 2014 market data; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2014; market developments into 2014.
Companies covered in this report include:
Telecom Italia, Wind, Fastweb, Tiscali, SKY Italia, TivùSat.