25.2 million households in Germany receive HDTV. This corresponds with a growth of the share of HD households among German TV households from 53.1% to 65.7% within one year.
On November 8, 2017 the switchover of Germany’s DTT network from DVB-T to successor DVB-T2 will enter the second stage.
HD+, the German HDTV platform for satellite households on Astra (19.2° East), has made its multiscreen service HD+ ExtraScreen available on tablets and smartphones using Android.
German public broadcaster ARD wants to terminate the DTH satellite transmission of its TV channels in standard definition (SD) on Astra (19.2° East).
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has selected a range of products from Norwegian media transport solutions provider Nevion for the new broadcast distribution network ARD-Disnet.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will add a spin-off service to its entertainment channel Sky 1 HD showing its programmes time-shifted by one hour.
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.
German pay-TV channel RTL Crime HD has become available to the customers of Vodafone Deutschland – via cable, IPTV and mobile on smartphones and tablets through the GigaTV app.
Arabsat has added Medi-1 TV HD to the its Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform.
German telco Deutsche Telekom will offer a new multiscreen sports TV package from August 2, 2017.