The basis of the licence agreement is the current four-year contract, which expires on December 31, 2013.
However, broadcasters and HD+ have also agreed that all current cards sold during the first quarter of the new year will still have the free 12-months window.
Andreas Müller-Vondey, sales manager at HD+: “We are delighted that the successful approach can be continued. We have our partners informed personally about all details .
“All cards ordered before the deadline on November 28, 2013 will come with the currently valid runtime [of 12 months]. Any subsequent order is shipped under the new regime.”
HD+ had reached 1,280,783 paying homes on September 30, a growth of 35% this year.
The total number of HD+ homes has now reached almost 2.68 million, of which 1,4 million are still in the free 12-month trial period.