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.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will interconnect their catch-up TV services with the first step being a cross-linking search function available from November 18, 2019.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has acquired the TV rights for the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 in Germany.
RBB, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal states Berlin and Brandenburg, has extended the HbbTV offer available to viewers via the red button on the remote control.
WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, will take over the directorship of ARD at the beginning of 2020.
Swiss public TV channels SRF 1 HD and SRF 2 HD can no longer be received on Austrian DVB-T2 platform simpliTV.
ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have launched their joint German streaming platform Joyn, offering 55 TV channels as free live-streams.
German cable operator Unitymedia will perform several changes to its TV and radio line-up including a controversial move on January 22, 2019.
German public broadcaster ARD will transmit its complete TV channel portfolio in HD quality for DTH satellite households via Astra (19.2° East) from January 7, 2019.
German cable operator Unitymedia has made the catch-up TV services from public broadcasters ARD and ZDF available as apps on its Horizon set-top box.