German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch arts and cultural channel Sky Arts HD in Germany and Austria on July 21, 2016.
German news channel N24 will launch a version of its channel for viewers in Austria on May 1, 2016.
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.