Harmonic and Dimetis support DVB-T2/HEVC transition in Germany

DVB-T2 HD

US video delivery infrastructure provider Harmonic and Dimetis, a German IP broadcast solutions provider, have partnered to create a fully integrated field test system to accelerate the introduction of next-generation DTT services in Germany.

DVB-T2/HEVC trial to kick off in Cologne/Bonn

Sendeturm Köln Colonius (Media Broadcast)

WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, and German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will commence their joint DVB-T2/HEVC trial in North-Rhine Westphalia on August 18, 2015.

German Cartel Office approves DVB-T2 encryption

The Bundeskartellamt in Bonn

The Federal German Cartel Office Bundeskartellamt has given the green light to the plans by transmitter network operator Media Broadcast to set up a subscription-based DTT platform for commercial TV channels as part of the transition from broadcast standard DVB-T to successor DVB-T2, arguing that it would not limit competition.