As the first OTT streaming provider, Magine TV has started offering all free-to-air TV channels of commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in HD quality.
Eurosport 1 HD and TLC HD will be available unencrypted and free of charge to DTH households across Europe on the Astra satellite system (19.2° East) during the Olympic Winter Games between February 9 and 25, 2018.
OTT provider Magine TV will offer Eurosport 1 HD instead of the sports channel’s SD version to its customers in Germany in future.
Eurosport 1 HD will be available unencrypted and free-of-charge to DTT households across Germany on the commercial broadcaster platform Freenet TV during the Olympic Winter Games from February 9-25, 2018.
Discovery Networks Deutschland has agreed with 1&1 to distribute is whole German channel family on the internet service provider’s new digital platform 1&1 Digital-TV.
Discovery Networks Deutschland will drop the encryption of Eurosport 1 HD und TLC HD on the cable network of Unitymedia during the Olympic Winter Games from February 9-25, 2018 and offer the channels free of charge to viewers.
Discovery Networks Deutschland continues to expand the reach of Eurosport 1 HD in Germany.
In a last minute agreement, German DTH platform HD+ will broadcast the 45 Bundesliga games Eurosport will show live from the upcoming season on Astra (19.2° East) for German satellite households.
Eurosport 1 HD will launch on Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria on Astra (19.2° East) on August 1, 2017.
More than half a year after the collapse of negotiations, German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are in talks with Discovery Networks Deutschland again regarding sublicences for the Olympic Games.