German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast has confirmed that it will launch a DTH satellite version of its DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV on Astra (19.2° East).
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.
M7 Group will launch a DTH platform in Germany on Astra (19.2° East) on February 14, 2018.
Eurosport 1 HD and TLC HD will be available unencrypted and free of charge to DTH households across Europe on the Astra satellite system (19.2° East) during the Olympic Winter Games between February 9 and 25, 2018.
Eurosport will show a live game from Germany’s first-division football league Bundesliga in Ultra HD for the first time.
Canal+ Group is launching today its new satellite Ultra HD/4k offer on a newly-designed set-top box using an SES satellite. At the same time, Canal+ is refreshing its French bouquet offer.
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.
In a statement, satellite operator SES has drawn attention to the fact that the European Court of Justice has rejected just one of the six appeals against the decision by the European Commission.
MTV has become a free-to-air, unencrypted TV channel in Germany and Austria again with immediate effect.