free to air TV

free to air TV

Television transmitted over the air without charge for the delivery of the signal to the viewer. Free to air TV broadcasting was the first television service, which was paid for by product advertising. When cable and satellite systems came on the scene, they charged for the delivery of the signal.
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NTV, one of Kenya's leading Free to Air TV channels, is the event's exclusive TV partner in Kenya.
"With more than 900 free to air TV channels currently serving TV viewers across the Arab world and hundreds more Pay TV channels also fighting for audience share, Cabsat will shine a torch on the abundant disruptive and transformative monetisation avenues for satellite providers, telcos, broadcasters, content producers, independent entertainment providers Internet Protocol Television and Over The Top channels," LohMirmand said.
George Atkinson If the rugby goes off free to air TV then its popularity will plummet.
SIR - With regard to the Western Mail article ("Wales Games May Be Lost To Free To Air TV", January 30) and followed up by Simon Thomas on page 54, where he talks of "tradition" and the importance of the Six Nations being covered by the BBC.
"We could have got two or three without free to air TV and they would have been a lot less than we hope to get.
The regulatora[euro](tm)s preliminary review of a potential transaction with investor Seven Group revealed concerns related to the free to air TV market due to the influence Channel Seven could have over Fox Sports Australia, 50% controlled by CMH, in joint bids and other commercial arrangements related to sports rights.
This deal cements MBC's position as a pioneer of high quality free to air TV in the region." -- TradeArabia News Service
In three judgements, delivered on 17 February, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of member states which want to broadcast the whole of the Football World Cup and the European Championship to a broad public and which want to prioritise free to air TV channels(1).
The launch of the T-BoxEoAaAo to TelstraEoACAOs eligible broadband households enables Telstra, one of the largest telecom operators in the world, to introduce HD free to air TV, BigPond TV and YouTubeEoAaAo videos to one set top box and accessible through a single remote.
figure By AYUMBA AYODI The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation will be the official television broadcasters for the 22nd second edition of the Safari Sevens that will be held from November 9 to 11 at Rugby Football Union of East Africa grounds.The national broadcaster will televise hot action of one of Africa's premier sevens tournament live on its free to air TV channelThis year's tournament will involve 12 teams.