In the course of 2021, Swiss public broadcaster SRG plans to migrate the DTH satellite broadcast of its TV channels on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) to HEVC/H.265 in preparation for the introduction of Ultra HD.
German music TV channel Deutsches Musik Fernsehen has launched a sister channel for fans of traditional and modern German folk music.
Following Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has also decided to continue broadcasting its free-TV channels unencrypted in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.
Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria has added fashion channel Fashion 4K to its line-up on Astra (19.2° East).
Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS) will act as the European Gateway for the newly operational AMOS-17 communication satellite.
The chief executive of Spacecom is to step down after 24 years.
With a special promotion, German DTH satellite platform HD+ wants to attract customers of its competitor Diveo, which recently announced its closure on November 30, 2019.
Eutelsat Communications has blamed worsening trends in Data & Professional Video and the unplanned return of a couple of transponders in Russia for a disappointing first quarter.
German travel channel Sonnenklar.TV will continue to broadcast in SD and HD resolution via Astra (19.2° East).