Turkish satellite operator Türksat has announced it will phase out all standard definition (SD) broadcasts on its 42 degrees East position, requiring all channels to broadcast in HD/MPEG-4.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has confirmed that it will launch a DTH satellite version of its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV on Astra (19.2° East).
Bavaria’s local TV channels are leading the way in switching off SD distribution on Astra (19.2° East) in Germany.
TVGE International, Equatorial Guinea’s governmental channel, is partnering with SES and MX1 to deliver its content worldwide on both linear and non-linear platforms.
KEF, the commission for the evaluation of the public licence fee for ARD and ZDF, aims for the public broadcasters to terminate the SD distribution of their TV channels on Astra (19.2° East) for DTH satellite households in mid-2020.
Eutelsat’s revenues dipped in the six months to December 2017 but were in line with the company’s and market’s expectations.
Elettronica Industriale, a subsidiary of the Italian group Mediaset, has signed a multi-year capacity agreement with Eutelsat to launch Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4 in HD.
European platform operator M7 Group has appointed Oliver Rockstein as its new Executive Vice President, responsible for the strategic direction and marketing of new German DTH platform Diveo.
M7 Group will launch a DTH platform in Germany on Astra (19.2° East) on February 14, 2018.
German multiscreen software provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) was selected by Canal Digital to design and develop a customised set-top box front end and user interface (UI) for the Nordic TV platform operator’s next generation Ultra HD satellite and OTT platform, OnePlace.