Austrian technical service provider ORS wants to launch a new HD platform on Astra (19,2° East) this summer.
Vodafone Deutschland has commenced offering the free-to-air channels of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in HD quality on smartphones and tablets through the app of its TV platform GigaTV.
German home-shopping broadcaster QVC Deutschland has made its whole TV channel family available in SD and HD quality on OTT platform Zattoo.
Swiss 1, a new commercial TV channel from Switzerland, plans to launch on June 8, 2017.
The majority (51.2%) of former DVB-T users in Germany have made the move to successor system DVB-T2/HEVC and continue to receive their TV channels terrestrially.
Radio Bremen (RB), the regional affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state Bremen, wants to offer its TV channel in HD quality from Q1 2019.
A row has broken out between Vodafone Deutschland and Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR), the affiliate of public broadcaster ARD serving federal state Saarland, regarding HD cable distribution of its TV channel SR Fernsehen with both sides accusing each other of blocking carriage.
DTH satellite remains the most-used TV reception method in Germany.
The rollout of the new-generation DTT platform DVB-T2/HEVC across Germany has commenced today.
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.