German public broadcaster ZDF will continue to offer its TV channels in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
DTH satellite continues to be the leading TV reception infrastructure in Germany.
Four German home-shopping broadcasters have renewed their agreements for the distribution of their channels in SD resolution on Astra (19.2° East).
The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.
German home-shopping broadcaster QVC Deutschland will launch a second Ultra HD channel on Astra (19.2° East) on October 1, 2019.
MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, has concluded an extended service agreement with Sky Deutschland.
Technical services provider MX1 has expanded its partnership with ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion following the conclusion of a new framework agreement.
Yol TV, a Turkish-language channel based in Germany, has started broadcasting on the Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East.
Andre Prahl will stay the Chairman of German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform for two more years.
SD switch-off on Astra (19.2° East) comes closer with German public broadcaster ARD having renewed its contract with satellite operator SES for SD distribution only until mid-2020.