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.
The Slovak national transmission company Towercom is likely to begin DVB-T2 commercial broadcasting next year.
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.
NetRange, a German provider of portal solutions for connected TV sets, has selected UK-based payment solutions provider Paywizard to offer subscriber management services to its B2B pay-TV and video-on-demand customers.
Austria wants to transfer the terrestrial frequency range between 694 and 790 MHz currently used for broadcasting to mobile network operators from 2020.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland wants to optimise the usage of its transponder capacities on the Astra satellite system at 19.2° East to create more space for new channels.
The German Federal Network Agency will commence the auction of the frequencies in the 700 MHz range for fast mobile internet access in particular in rural regions on May 27, 2015.
Serbia’s national broadcasting agency ETV has completed the third and final phase of its transition to DVB-T2.
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.
The FreeTV Alliance, which represents four of Europe’s free-to-view satellite operators, has issued its first suite of technical specifications.