The Czech national transmission company CRa has launched DVB-T2 broadcasts from Jested in North Bohemia.
The DVB-T2 platform launched in Germany on March 29, 2017 attracts viewers from other transmission infrastructures to digital terrestrial broadcasting (DTT).
German platform operator Media Broadcast will be able to roll out a local DVB-T2 package with up to eight HD channels in Hamburg.
Hessischer Rundfunk (hr), a regional affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD, has chosen compression and statistical multiplexing solutions from French video encoding solutions provider Ateme for its DVB-T2 and OTT services.
The German DVB-T2/HEVC platform reaches 2.2 million households following the launch of the next-generation DTT service on March 29, 2017.
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.