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Germany opens new DTT tender in Frankfurt

LPR Hessen, the local media authority of German federal state Hessen, has opened a tender for the allocation of DTT capacity to a TV channel on a multiplex serving Frankfurt and surroundings.

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Sky Deutschland secures Formula E rights

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has acquired the exclusive Formula E broadcasting rights and will show all races of the new FIA championship which features cars powered exclusively by electric energy.

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Poland launches local DTT contest

Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has announced a tender for frequencies on five local DTT multiplexes that will serve the west and south west of the country.

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German HD+ platform to add new catch-up services

HD+, the HDTV platform for German DTH households on Astra (19.2° East), will add the catch-up services (Mediatheken) from commercial TV channels Sat.1 Gold, ProSieben Maxx, sixx and TLC to its on-demand portal HD+ RePlay on September 2, 2014.

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20m pay-TV subs added in last 12 months

The number of households subscribing to pay-TV services has increased by 20 million over the last 12 months – a figure equivalent to the total installed base of DirecTV in the United States.

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Multimedia gains digital TV customers

The Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska ended the second quarter with 353,000 subscribers to its digital TV services, or 9,000 more than three months earlier.

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Deutsche Glasfaser to launch IPTV platform

German a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider Deutsche Glasfaser wants to launch an IPTV platform with around 100 SD channels, 50 HD channels and 100 radio stations in September 2014.

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Trace widens reach in SE Europe

Trace Sport Stars has made its debut in South Eastern Europe following an agreement between its operator, Trace, and United Group.

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Inea makes acquisition

The Polish cable operator Inea has become the majority shareholder in WSS, a company building a NGA network in the Wielkopolska voivodship in western Poland.

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German KabelKiosk to expand HD line-up

German direct-to-cable platform KabelKiosk will add new HD channels to its line-up this autumn, Martina Rutenbeck, managing director of operating company M7 Deutschland, told Broadband TV News.

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ARD connects HbbTV to second screen

German public broadcaster ARD has commenced offering viewers with connected TV sets the possibility to use their smart phone or tablet as a remote control for navigating through its catch-up TV service ARD Mediathek on the TV screen.