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.
MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, is providing content aggregation for a number of channels from the new digital TV platform offered by German ISP 1&1.
Travelxp 4k, the world’s first 4K HDR channel, will launch on Astra (19.2° East) on December 13, 2017, targeting the customers of German DTH platform HD+.
German TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 will continue to distribute its free-to-air channels in SD resolution on Astra (19.2° East).
Christoph Mühleib will become the new managing director of Astra Deutschland on January 1, 2017.