Discovery Deutschland has chosen the managed media and distribution services of MX1, a subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, to deliver its eight German TV channel, Home & Garden TV (HGTV), launching on June 6, 2019.
Discovery Deutschland has been relying on MX1 services and capacity on SES’s Astra satellites for seven of its German TV channels. For its latest new channel, MX1 is delivering fully managed playout, including advanced graphics, uplink, and distribution services.
The free-to-air SD channel is distributed via SES’s Astra 1KR at 19.2° East, which reaches over 118 million homes across Europe.
“Advertisers have complex demands and expect a seamless integration into our broadcast, with which MX1 provides us,” said Alberto Horta, deputy general manager of Discovery Deutschland. “MX1’s broad range of media services delivers world-class reliability and exceptional quality, which is essential for maintaining high standards and satisfying our advertising partners.”