Pay-TV interest grows
Abertis is reported to be leading a project with other DTT broadcasters, for the development of a DTT set-top box, which will allow access to premium channels on a Pay to view basis.
Abertis is said to be in negotiations with manufacturers to agree a specification for the DTT receiver.
In a separate report from Rapid TV, the encryption service likely to be used for the Pay-TV service is said to be KeyFly, which is a conditional access solution developed by Sidsa and already used on some Hispasat feeds.
At present legislation prevents the use of encryption, but the government is now said to be in favour of the introduction of pay service and the amending of the regulations necessary for it to become legal.
Sources: advanced-television.com and Rapid TV News
Item added: 16th October 2007