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.
SPI/Filmbox has launched a new online and STB service called Filmbox OnDemand with Magyar Telekom.
Bulgaria’s Vivacom has opted for the Intelsat 33e satellite to distribute DTT services throughout the country.
The German media authorities want to find out whether the user interfaces of smart TV sets and set-top-boxes comply with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination, equal opportunities and user autonomy.
German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017.
German satellite service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has extended its long-term agreement with satellite operator SES for transponder capacity on Astra (19.2° East).
Intelsat and Sentech, a broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, have extended and expanded their relationship with Intelsat to deliver media services in sub-Saharan Africa.
The 7/8 degrees West position hosted by Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites broadcasts 175 HD channels, of which 100 are exclusive.
Intelsat has signed a multi-year extension with Orion Express for satellite services supporting DTH and media distribution services in Russia via the Intelsat 15 satellite.
The Russian OTT service Okko had revenues of R775 million (€12.6 million) in 2016.