Eurosport 1 HD will become available outside pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland in Germany on December 1, 2016 for the first time.
Skylink is pressing ahead with its plans to terminate SD broadcasts of leading Czech and Slovak TV channels.
Insight TV, the TV channel for the fans of action, adventure and extreme sports, will become part of German HDTV platform HD+ on Astra (19.2 degrees East) on October 4, 2016, increasing the line-up to a total of 22 channels.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP will launch a HD version of its TVP Info channel this week.
The number of households in Germany receiving digital TV services has risen to 35 million, or 92.3% of the total.
German media company Freenet wants to launch its own IPTV platform in Q4 2016 offering linear TV, video-on-demand (VOD), online games and streaming services.
German technical services provider Media Broadcast will set up and operate the DVB-T2 transmitter network for ARD and ZDF on which the public broadcasters will distribute up to 20 TV channels in Full HD quality (1080p50).
SPI International has launched its Funbox 4K/UHD channel, along with five HD services, on Turkey’s Turkcell.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will offer Star Wars fans again a pop-up channel dedicated to the epic space saga after the first run in 2014.
SES is growing its Ultra HD portfolio, having gone from no commercial channels to 16, including regional variations, in the year to June 30.