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.
Telekom Srbija is to target the Serbian diaspora through a wholly owned subsidiary named Mtel Austria.
Analogue cable TV distribution will be terminated in Austria by September 2016.
UK media company Perform Group has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast English Premier League matches live and on-demand in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein from the start of the 2016/17 season, ousting previous rights holder Sky Deutschland.
Sony Pictures Television Networks has expanded the distribution of its pay-TV channels in German-speaking Europe.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland expects strong growth of the pay-TV markets in Germany and Austria.
Discovery Networks has rolled out three HD channels on the domestic IPTV platform of Austrian telco Telekom Austria.
LAOLA1, the web portal for sports fans, will launch a TV channel on Austrian IPTV platform A1 TV operated by telco Telekom Austria.
Broadband internet and telephony remained the growth drivers for cable operators UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom in Q3 2015.