WATCH VIDEO. French free-to-view satellite platform Fransat on the Eutelsat satellite will be broadcasting all its channels in HD from December 1.
WATCH VIDEO. In what is believed the first MPEG-2 switch-off operation in the world, France has launched a campaign informing viewers that from April 5, 2016, all digital terrestrial broadcasts will be in MPEG-4 and HD.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have acquired the exclusive domestic free-to-air TV rights for the European Men’s Handball Championships 2016 in Poland and 2018 in Croatia.
The DTH platform Tricolor TV has become the first operator in Russia to offer its subscribers a package of Ultra HD channels.
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor TV has connected its six millionth HD customer.
LAOLA1, the web portal for sports fans, will launch a TV channel on Austrian IPTV platform A1 TV operated by telco Telekom Austria.
The number of planned Ultra HD channels delivered by satellite will exceed 1,000 worldwide by 2025, according to Mike Chandler, MD, SES UK.
VPRT, the industry association of commercial German broadcasters, has launched the initiative Schau HDTV (Watch HDTV) which informs viewers about the advantages, offering and reception possibilities of high-definition television.
Luxembourg-based media company M7 Group is launching a standalone HDTV platform for DTH satellite households in Austria on Astra (19.2 degrees East) in November 2015.
Italian public broadcaster Rai will bring the total number of HD channels to 11 on the country’s free-to-view DTH platform TivuSat. An Ultra HD/4k channel is also in the works.