KEF, the commission for the evaluation of the public licence fee for ARD and ZDF, aims for the public broadcasters to terminate the SD distribution of their TV channels on Astra (19.2° East) for DTH satellite households in mid-2020.
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.
In the night from April 24 to 25, 2018, the deployment of the new DTT standard DVB-T2/HEVC throughout Germany will enter the third stage.
Lars Bayer has taken over the newly created position of head of corporate communications at German technical services provider Media Broadcast on January 15, 2018.
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).