Christian family channel Bibel TV will continue to be available in SD resolution for DTH satellite households via Astra (19.2° East) in parallel to its HD distribution.
The German TV channel has extended its partnership with Astra satellite operator SES.
Bible TV is broadcasting in MPEG-2/SD standard as a free-to-air service via the Astra satellite system. The HD version is also unencrypted.
Almost a quarter (22%) of all TV households in Germany still receive their TV channels in SD resolution, according to the Astra TV-Monitor 2018.