The new digital terrestrial platform Simpli TV will commence transmissions on Monday April 15th.
The offer will be broadcast in the DVB-T2 standard and contains around 40 channels, including a number in the HD format.
Included are the existing DVB-T broadcast channels ORF eins, ORF 2, ATV, PULS 4, Servus TV, ORF III, ORF SPORT+, 3sat and where available regional channels ATV 2, gotv, Schau TV, OKTO, tirol tv, Ländle TV, LT1 and dorf.tv.
Joining the pay elements of the package are ORF eins HD, ORF 2 HD, Servus TV HD, Sat.1 HD, RTL HD, Pro7 HD, VOX HD, ARD HD, ZDF HD, as well as Kabel Eins, RTL II, BR, Super RTL, Arte, Sixx, Eurosport, n-tv, Zdf-neo, DMAX, Phoenix, Sport 1, KiKA, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, 4 – Das Vierte, RTL Nitro, CNN, Deluxe Music, BR alpha and Playboy TV.
ORF HD, ORF 2 HD and Servus TV HD will be free-to-air and the viewer need only register.
The full channel line-up can be purchased for a monthly fee of €10 or for an annual charge of €110. A registration fee of €25.
According to the ORS, which is responsible for building and operating the technical DVB-T and DVB-T2 infrastructure and markets the new offer through its subsidiary Simpli services, DVB-T2 signal can be received in 90% of the country.
Michael Weber, a board member at of Simpli services GmbH said: “With simpliTV we would naturally appeal to the existing DVB-T households. But we want to convince cable households of simpliTV. Moreover simpliTV is interesting for second and third devices in satellite households, but also for “house builders” who not want to burden their facades visually with a satellite dish.”