Freenet TV, the commercial TV channel platform on Germany’s DVB-T2 network, has already reached its year-end target 2017 of 800,000 paying customers in Q3 2017.
Dutch video systems integrator Divitel has designed a streaming head-end featuring Keepixo encoders for Media Broadcast, the operator of German DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV.
On November 8, 2017 the switchover of Germany’s DTT network from DVB-T to successor DVB-T2 will enter the second stage.
Berlin-based media authority MABB has allocated German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast a local DVB-T2 multiplex serving Berlin and surroundings.
Half a million customers of Freenet TV have decided to continue using the German DVB-T2 platform for a subscription fee before the expiration of the free-of-charge period.
The DVB-T2 platform launched in Germany on March 29, 2017 attracts viewers from other transmission infrastructures to digital terrestrial broadcasting (DTT).
German platform operator Media Broadcast will be able to roll out a local DVB-T2 package with up to eight HD channels in Hamburg.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast considers launching a satellite version of its DTT platform Freenet TV on Astra (19.2° East) to extend its reach to DTH households.
Insight TV, the international adventure travel and extreme sports channel, will become available on Freenet TV Connect, the HbbTV-based streaming service accompanying German DVB-T2 platform Freenet TV.
The German DVB-T2/HEVC platform reaches 2.2 million households following the launch of the next-generation DTT service on March 29, 2017.