Bavaria’s local TV channels are leading the way in switching off SD distribution on Astra (19.2° East) in Germany.
MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, will distribute all 16 Bavarian local TV channels in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from October 1, 2017.
14 of the 16 Bavarian local TV channels can be received on Deutsche Telekom’s domestic IPTV platform Entertain from April 10, 2015.
German commercial broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has commenced offering advertisers the possibility to book commercials solely targeting viewers in federal state Bavaria.
Franken Fernsehen (Franconia Television), the local TV channel serving the metropolitan region of Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second-largest city after Munich, has terminated the DTT distribution in its target area.
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state Bavaria, will rename its educational TV channel BR-alpha into ARD-alpha.
The Bavarian media regulator has announced a number of broadcasters that will end DVB-T distribution later this year.
Four channels from the ProSiebenSat.1 group will remain on digital terrestrial in Bavaria.
Bavarian local TV channel TV Allgäu is the first local station to offer its new on-demand using the HbbTV standard.