MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, will distribute all 16 Bavarian local TV channels in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from October 1, 2017.
The company will provide the capacity on two Astra transponders and also handle signal contribution and uplink of the HD signals. MX1 has won the commission in a tender by Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH (bmt).
In parallel to the HD transmission, the channels will continue to be offered in SD resolution on Astra until the end of March 2018. Media Broadcast Satellite is handling the distribution.