German Cartel Office approves DVB-T2 encryption

The Bundeskartellamt in Bonn

The Federal German Cartel Office Bundeskartellamt has given the green light to the plans by transmitter network operator Media Broadcast to set up a subscription-based DTT platform for commercial TV channels as part of the transition from broadcast standard DVB-T to successor DVB-T2, arguing that it would not limit competition.

ProSiebenSat.1 to air regional ads on cable

ProSiebenSat.1 Playout

German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 can now broadcast regional commercials on the cable networks of Unitymedia Kabel BW in federal states North-Rhine Westphalia, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg on its TV channels Sat.1 and ProSieben; kabel eins will follow soon.