German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will make the USB TV stick for reception of the next-generation DVB-T2/HEVC-based DTT platform including the encrypted Freenet TV service available from retailers and www.freenet.tv from March 23, 2017.
The German media authorities want to find out whether the user interfaces of smart TV sets and set-top-boxes comply with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination, equal opportunities and user autonomy.
German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017.
German satellite service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has extended its long-term agreement with satellite operator SES for transponder capacity on Astra (19.2° East).
Zattoo has launched server-based dynamic ad insertion, providing TV broadcasters and advertisers with new targeted advertising opportunities in the merging TV and internet markets.
Munich-based cable operator Kabel & Medien Service (KMS) will expand its digital TV and internet offer and, in return, reduce the number of analogue TV channels on its network.
Marking the first commercial DOCSIS 3.1 deployment across Liberty Global’s European footprint, German subsidiary Unitymedia will launch a gigabit internet service in the city of Bochum in Q1 2018.
German IPTV operator Exaring has made its TV platform waipu.tv available on the Amazon Fire TV box and stick.
German car and motor sports channel Motorvision TV will become available on the cable networks of UPC in Austria and Switzerland in mid-April 2017.
Swisscom has added Ultra HD channel Insight TV to its IPTV platform Swisscom TV 2.0.