German cable operator Unitymedia will drop the encryption of sports channel Sport1 HD during the Ice-Hockey World Championship 2019, enabling all customers to watch the live coverage in HD quality.
Sky D turns Sky Sport News HD into FTA channel
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will make its sports news channel Sky Sport News HD available as a free-to-air service.
Austria’s ORF to change encryption system on Astra
Austrian public broadcaster ORF will introduce a new encryption system for its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
Servus TV Austria to encrypt on March 1
Servus TV will encrypt its channel for viewers in Austria on Astra (19.2° East) from March 1, 2016.
Servus TV secures MotoGP and encrypts on Astra
Austrian commercial TV channel Servus TV has acquired the TV broadcast rights of motor sports series MotoGP for Austria.
ARD/ZDF in new FTA satellite dispute
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will probably not be able to transmit live games of the IHF Men’s World Handball Championship taking place in France between 13 and 29 […]
HD+ drops encryption of Ultra HD channel on Astra
German DTH platform HD+ and its parent company SES will open their joint Ultra HD showcase channel UHD1 to all DTH satellite households on Astra (19,2° East) during the Christmas […]
Austria to complete transition to DVB-T2 by 2019
Austria wants to commence transition of the digital terrestrial transmission of the TV channels of public broadcaster ORF from DVB-T to successor standard DVB-T2 in autumn 2016 and complete the […]
Tele 5 HD to drop encryption during Christmas
German commercial broadcaster Tele 5 has a special Christmas present for its viewers: The high-definition version of the channel will become freely accessible for 66 hours.
ProSiebenSat.1 to drop HD encryption on October 3/4
German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 will drop the encryption of the HD versions of its free-to-air channels on October 3/4, 2015, a ProSiebenSat.1 spokesperson confirmed to Broadband TV News.