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.

WDR and Media Broadcast to launch DVB-T2/HEVC trial in Cologne

Sendeturm Köln Colonius (Media Broadcast)

WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD for federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, and transmitter network operator Media Broadcast prepare a joint trial to test the new digital terrestrial transmission system DVB-T/HEVC under live conditions in the urban area of Cologne and Bonn.

Media Broadcast kicks off DVB-T2/HEVC trial in Berlin

Funkturm Berlin Alexanderplatz

German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has launched a large-scale trial to evaluate digital terrestrial TV distribution system DVB-T2 in combination with the new compression standard HEVC/H.265 in Berlin.