The Czech national transmission company CRa expanded DVB-T2 services, hitherto available in Prague, to the Ostrava and Brno regions.
The majority (51.2%) of former DVB-T users in Germany have made the move to successor system DVB-T2/HEVC and continue to receive their TV channels terrestrially.
Radio Bremen (RB), the regional affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state Bremen, wants to offer its TV channel in HD quality from Q1 2019.
German media company Freenet expects its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV to reach more than one million paying customers by the end of 2018.
German platform operator Media Broadcast has added the linear TV channels VIVA, Comedy Central, TLC and N24 Doku to its HbbTV-based hybrid DVB-T2 service Freenet TV Connect.
The rollout of the new-generation DTT platform DVB-T2/HEVC across Germany has commenced today.
German home-shopping channel HSE24 will be part of the German DVB-T2 network launching in urban areas on March 29, 2017.
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.
The switchover of DTT in Germany from DVB-T to successor system DVB-T2/HEVC on March 29, 2017 drives the sale of compliant set-top-boxes.
Most of the current DVB-T households (44.1%) in Germany want to move to successor system DVB-T2 rolled out from March 29, 2017, but some are looking for alternatives such as OTT.