Austria wants to commence transition of the digital terrestrial transmission of the TV channels of public broadcaster ORF from DVB-T to successor standard DVB-T2 in autumn 2016 and complete the move in February 2019 at the latest, but current plans target a completion already in Q3 2017.
German commercial broadcaster Tele 5 has a special Christmas present for its viewers: The high-definition version of the channel will become freely accessible for 66 hours.
Vodafone Deutschland has commenced offering its ADSL internet customers a new set-top-box to access its IPTV and video-on-demand (VOD) service.
Romania’s Ines Group plans to start offering 4K TV services in 2016.
The Polish cable operator Inea has added HD versions of nine channels it has previously provided to its subscribers in SD.
Poland’s leading cable operator UPC Polska has added four more HD channels to its offer.
Swiss media company AZ Medien plans to launch a second nationwide TV channel next year.
Arqiva has signed a multi-year commitment with Eutelsat Communications for a 15th transponder at the 28 degrees East video to serve the UK DTH broadcasting market.
Bundesverband Lokal TV (BLTV), the German industry association of local TV broadcasters, has called for nationwide free-of-charge distribution of local and regional channels on cable networks.
WATCH VIDEO. French free-to-view satellite platform Fransat on the Eutelsat satellite will be broadcasting all its channels in HD from December 1.