German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will launch a linear Ultra HD test channel on April 28, 2018.
Canal Digital will be hoping that its new OnePlace box helps improve subscriber numbers in the Nordic region.
The Ukrainian regulator National Council has reissued satellite licences for the channels Inter, NTN, Mega, K1, K2, Pixel, Enter-film and Zoom, all of which are part of the Inter Media Group.
The Russian DTH platform operator Orion ended the first quarter with a subscriber base of 3,107,000.
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has made its first foray into the international market by officially launching in Georgia.
DTH satellite reception remains the most used TV reception method in Germany: Its reach rose by around 130,000 households to 17.72 million in 2017.
Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive Ultra HD broadcast rights to 25 matches of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup in Russia.
German platform operator Media Broadcast has launched the satellite version of its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV for DTH households in Germany on Astra (19.2° East).
HD Austria, M7 Group’s hybrid DTH television platform for Austria on Astra (19.2° East), now reaches 125,000 customers.
The Russian DTH platform operator Orion has significantly expanded its Telekarta service.