German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will launch a news and documentary channel in Austria in autumn 2016.
Austrian public broadcaster ORF will introduce a new encryption system for its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
The number of DTH satellite households in Austria has grown in the past year from 2.05 million (2014) to 2.12 million households.
Austrian media group Mediengruppe Österreich plans to enter the domestic TV market.
Austrian commercial free-to-air TV broadcaster ATV wants to launch a third channel in October 2016.
Servus TV will encrypt its channel for viewers in Austria on Astra (19.2° East) from March 1, 2016.
The acquisition of the cable operator Blizoo significantly increased Telekom Austria’s TV subscriber total in Bulgaria in 2015.
Following its recent German launch, Horse & Country TV, the international equestrian sports and lifestyle network, has appointed a local representative to oversee the channel’s expansion in Germany and its planned launch in Switzerland and Austria.
Austria wants to commence transition of the digital terrestrial transmission of the TV channels of public broadcaster ORF from DVB-T to successor standard DVB-T2 in autumn 2016 and complete the move in February 2019 at the latest, but current plans target a completion already in Q3 2017.
Austria’s incumbent telco A1 is now carrying the thematic channels DocuBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD channels from the SPI International/Filmbox pay-TV portfolio in its A1 Premium TV pack.