Europe’s first commercial free-to-air (FTA) Ultra HD channel will come from Germany.
The Russian DTH platform Orion Express ended the first quarter with 2,655,000 subscribers.
Classica, the international pay-TV channel for classical music lovers, will expand into new countries through two major distribution deals the German broadcaster signed with Telekom Austria Group covering Central and Eastern Europe and with Australian pay-TV platform Foxtel.
HD+, the HD satellite platform for DTH households in Germany on Astra (19.2° East), wants to give viewers a glimpse at the next generation of high-definition television.
Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch says the satcaster’s combined operations make it the biggest connected TV platform in Europe.
The leading Czech and Slovak DTH platform has made a number of changes to its programme offer.
M7 Group has concluded a satellite capacity and distribution agreement with Prague-based CE Media for the distribution of the new Czech cooking and lifestyle channel MNAM tv.
Sky UK wants to take over the remaining shares in Sky Deutschland and remove its German subsidiary from the stock market.
HD+, the fee-based German DTH satellite platform carrying the HD versions of commercial free-to-air TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East), has accelerated its customer growth.
17.6 million TV households in Germany received HD television at the end of 2014 – an increase by 24% within 12 months (2013: 14.2 million).