Austria wants to commence the planned full transition of its digital terrestrial television (DTT) distribution system from DVB-T to successor standard DVB-T2 in autumn 2016.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will offer all of its customers a triple play package consisting of TV, internet and telephony as the standard basic subscription from January 1, 2015.
German subscription broadcaster Sky Deutschland will extend its HD offering by the three channels Sky Cinema+1 HD, Sky Cinema+24 HD and RTL Crime HD on September 25, 2014.
Children’s channel Nickelodeon will open a new programme window in the evening and late night hours when it turns into a 24 hour service in Germany on October 1, 2014.
The Swiss cable operators have won a total of 100,300 new internet customers in the past 12 months.
With an aggressive move, Sky Deutschland gears up for the competition with Netflix: The German pay-TV broadcaster has reduced the monthly subscription price of its video-on-demand (VOD) service Snap from €9.90 to just €3.99.
German children’s and family channel yourfamily will become available on pay-TV platform My-HD in the Middle East and North Africa this summer.
Germany’s national telco Deutsche Telekom will restructure the music package of its domestic IPTV platform Entertain, a Telekom spokesman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
Germany’s national telco Deutsche Telecom considers taking over cable operators to strengthen its position in the domestic broadband market.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC Cablecom will roll out co-surfing service Wi-Free to its whole customer base across Switzerland in early October 2014.