The Dutch HBO multiplex will become available on three new platforms in the Netherlands: via DTH provider CanalDigitaal, and fibre network operators Glashart Media and Vodafone TV.
Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet is turning off the Irdeto encryption on its service. The provider has been using an older version of the conditional access system, which is now no longer supported.
M7 Group, the operators of DTH platforms including the Dutch CanalDigitaal and Czech CS Link, has signed up to a multi-year agreement with Rovi on a series of EPG patents.
The Dutch satellite platform Canal Digitaal is betting on HD to attract new customers. Following SES Astra’s announcement of two new transponders, the company has unveiled its plans.
During a special dealers day, the Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet announced it will start to carry the Slovak based pre-school channel Bebe TV.
The Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet and the Dutch branch of SES-Astra will launch a joint promotional campaign for HD television this November.
The activities of the three Benelux DTH platforms Canal Digitaal Satelliet, TV Vlaanderen and TeleSat will be consolidated into a single company, the M7 Group, in Luxembourg. The group plans expansion in further territories, starting with Luxembourg.
IBC 2009 – Amsterdam. The Dutch DTH provider Canal Digitaal Satelliet has extended a transponder lease on the Astra position at 23.5 degrees East to expand its HD offer.