Panasonic now offers the possibility to receive DTH satellite platforms Diveo in Germany and HD Austria in Austria via Astra (19.2 degrees East) without a set-top box through the HbbTV OpApp.
Estonia’s leading cable operator Elisa has begun to broadcast a new generation of HD picture in partnership with Levira.
Austrian cable operator Salzburg AG has launched multiscreen TV platform TV Plus based on an end-to-end solution from Austrian IPTV service provider Ocilion.
Spanish public broadcaster RTVE will launch two HD versions of its international satellite channels TVE International and Canal 24 Horas on satellite on January 15.
Globecast is expanding its partnership with Eutelsat to create a new platform on the Hotbird satellite system (13 degrees East) to satisfy the growing move from SD to HD.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland continues the HD offensive launched in November 2018 in the DTH satellite market and commences SD switch-off on the two largest cable networks.
German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) will terminate the SD distribution of its English-language TV channel DW English on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) on September 30, 2019.
Discovery Deutschland will launch an HD version of its new free-to-air TV channel Home & Garden TV (HGTV) on July 11, 2019.
SPI/FilmBox’s Gametoon HD channel launches in Portugal in a new partnership with MEO.
German free-to-air entertainment channel Anixe will adopt the new name Anixe+ on July 1, 2019, add new programmes and launch a video-on-demand (VOD) service accessible via its red button catch-up TV portal (HbbTV).