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DigitAlb sh.a
Type Joint stock company
Founder(s) Dritan Hoxha
Headquarters Tirana, Albania, Albania
Area served Albania, Europe
Key people Alban Jaho (Director)
Industry Telecommunication, Publishing
Owner(s) Dritan Hoxha (51%)
Union Distribution Service Albania Ltd.
Other
Parent Top Media Company sh.a
Subsidiaries Gazeta Shqip
Website www.digitalb.al

DigitAlb is an Albanian digital satellite and digital terrestrial TV platform part of Top Media Company, where Top Channel also belongs. The digital platform was launched in July 2004 with experimental digital terrestrial transmissions beginning in March 2004. DigitAlb started satellite broadcasts in December 2004. The platform has a variety of channels in different genres. When AlbaniaSat opened out of the market, DigitAlb was able to begin transmitting some of the channels which had previously broadcast in Europe Via AlbaniaSat's satellite platform, SAT +.

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Domestic Popularity

DigitAlb has been running since 2004 it already has amassed more than 100,000 subscribers in Albania alone. A variety of channels, content and price have domestically made DigitAlb the most popular platform in Albania.

Foreign Popularity

Due to a variety of content being offered in original languages (mostly English) DigitAlb has become popular with foreigners as well as Albanians. Unlike many national packages which have royalty restrictions in their respective countries, DigitAlb has broadcasting rights throughout Europe.

A DigitAlb subscriber card.

This has made DigitAlb become one of the most popular TV packages in Europe for foreigners, particularly English speakers residing in the EU.

However, popularity with some foreigners has waned due to the unavailability of a program guide for DigitAlb in English or any language other than Albanian. Currently, the official website www.digitalb.al provides a program guide in Albanian only. There is a website where customers can get the listings for the "DigiFilm" channels and the live "SuperSport" events, that website is called telekomanda.net

Technical Information

DigitAlb broadcasts in standard definition and high definition DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-H compliant MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, in Europe through Eurobird 16A, Eutelsat Sesat and Eutelsat W2M (16.0°E) satellites on these frequencies :10719/V/27500, 10758/V/27500, 10975/H/22500 (HD), 11055/V/27900 and 11658/H/27900. And on Eutelsat W2A (10.0°E) with this frequencie 11345/H/27500. The service is encrypted with Conax conditional access.

Competition

On 1 October 2008, Tring communications began transmitting terrestrially and via satellite. Tring is the first official competitor of DigitAlb since AlbaniaSat ceased broadcasting. Tring broadcasts 25 channels and offers no HD content; however, the broadcaster plans to increase its package with the addition of further Albanian channels and themed channels. Tring is also exploring its high definition options.

Decoders

DigitAlb satellite standard definition decoders are: Opentech ODS 3000C and Opentech ODS 2000C.

DigitAlb satellite high definition decoders are: Kaon KSF-S660HDCO and Opentech ODS 3000H.

DigitAlb terrestrial standard definition decoders are: Opentech ODT 1000C and Kaon KTF-270CO.

All DigitAlb decoders are Conax Conditional access Embedded.

DigitALB Opentech ODS 3000C
DigitALB Kaon KSF-S660 HDCO
File:DigitALB Opentech ODT 1000C.jpg
DigitALB Opentech ODT 1000C

Channel List

Television Channels

Radio Channels

  • 100. Top Albania Radio
  • 101. My Music Radio
  • 102. Top Gold
  • 103. Radio
  • 1004. Radio Tirana

External links

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