The Russian government has widened its grip on broadcasting, according to a new report on digital switchover focusing on Russia and the CIS countries published by the European Audiovisual Observatory.
UPC Austria sets 49 channels free
UPC Austria has started to distribute 49 channels in its basic tier without encryption, including two HD channels.
Strong to distribute Thomson TVs in Austria
Strong, which supplies digital TV reception equipment in Europe, has signed an agreement with TCL to distribute a full range of Thomson branded TVs through retail in Austria.
Eutelsat Germany appoints Schmitt
Eutelsat Germany has appointed Hans Peter Schmitt as Area Manager DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
ORF3 reaches into Italy
The Austrian public broadcaster’s ORF 3 Kultur und Information is now available in Southern Tyrol via the DVB-T network of RAS (Rundfunkanstalt Südtirol).
Austria adds three DTT channels
Austrian broadcast facilities company ORS has said it will bring three new DTT channels on air on November 15.
ORF Thek joins UPC Austria
ORF has added its TVthek catch-up TV service to the UPC cable network in Austria.
UPC Austria sees 30% VOD uplift
The number of VOD videostreams enjoyed by UPC Austria customers increased by 390,000 in the first six months of 2012.
Sky Austria adds ten HD channels
Sky Austria is adding ten new HD channels to its line-up following an agreement with the DTH platform AustriaSat.