IPTV is getting a new lease of life in Italy thanks to the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television taking place on November 17th
In the municipalities currently covered by the switch-off and where the service is available, it will be possible to access Alice Home TV for the first six months free of charge. The offer also includes free installation of a kit that consists of a decoder (on loan basis) and an ADSL modem. With the IPTV decoder, already prepared for HD, viewers can select both on-air and on-demand content. Among the PPV offers available on request, viewers can activate those of Mediaset Premium and Sky Italia.
In fact, the switch-off areas such as Piedmont, Lazio and Campania represent over 50 per cent of new IPTV subscribers nationally. In Lazio, some 50,000 families have chosen Alice Home TV, the IPTV service of Telecom Italia, and in recent months, during the switch-off process, there were 16,000 new additions.