SES is cutting back its 2017 dividend by 40 per cent as the satellite operator looks to strengthen its balance sheet.
Bavaria’s local TV channels are leading the way in switching off SD distribution on Astra (19.2° East) in Germany.
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.
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.
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the Bavarian affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD, will offer its educational TV channel ARD-alpha in HD quality from January 2019.
Hispasat owner Abertis has deconsolidated the satellite operator from its accounts in a move the frees up a sale of both Abertis’ motorway construction interests and Hispasat itself.
German public broadcaster ZDF has terminated its distribution on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East at the end of 2017, a ZDF spokeswoman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
German satellite services provider Media Broadcast Satellite will present its teleport and broadcast solutions at CABSAT 2018 in Dubai from January 14-16, 2018.
MTV has become a free-to-air, unencrypted TV channel in Germany and Austria again with immediate effect.