With just under 100 days to go before analogue switch-off of all German satellite DTH broadcasts, cable association Anga said viewers can continue to watch analogue on their cable connection.
With the announcement Anga positions cable as the analogue alternative to satellite. Subscribers are free to choose between analogue and digital reception, which is especially important for second and third TV sets, according to the association.
Anga president Thomas Braun said in a statement: “The cable connection is the perfect combination of innovation and comfort. Cable operators to offer the best alternative to self-organised satellite reception – especially for condominiums, apartment associations and hotels. It should also be noted that copyright collecting societies can also claim rights with smaller SMATV systems, a risk which is usually taken care of by a cable operator. With regard to the remaining 100 days, those affected should now start with the changeover. ”
The association also points to the fact that cable offers, alongside the analogue bouquet, more than 200 digital channels, HDTV, Video-on-demand, broadband internet access and telephony.
Anga has opened up a special website for German viewers to inform them about he possibilities of analogue and digital cable reception (available in German only).