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.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast considers launching a satellite version of its DTT platform Freenet TV on Astra (19.2° East) to extend its reach to DTH households.
Insight TV, the international adventure travel and extreme sports channel, will become available on Freenet TV Connect, the HbbTV-based streaming service accompanying German DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV.
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 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.
German media company Freenet expects its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV to reach more than one million paying customers by the end of 2018.
The rollout of the new-generation DTT platform DVB-T2/HEVC across Germany has commenced today.
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.