Internet TV provider Zattoo has commenced offering selected TV channels in Full HD quality (1080p/50) in Germany.
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.
German sports channel Sport1 will broadcast in Full HD quality on commercial channel platform Freenet TV launching on March 29, 2017 via DVB-T2 in Germany.
The Freenet TV package with around 20 commercial free-to-air TV channels in Full HD quality on the German DVB-T2 platform will cost €69 per year, corresponding with €5.75 per month.
The next-generation DTT platform in DVB-T2/HEVC standard will launch its full service in Germany on March 29, 2017 in several urban areas with around 40 public and commercial channels mainly in HD quality.
The commercial TV channels on the DVB-T2 platform launching in Germany on May 31, 2016 will be offered under the name Freenet TV.
German public broadcaster ARD will participate in the first stage of the deployment of DVB-T2 with its main channel Das Erste HD in Full HD mode (1080p50).
German public broadcaster ZDF will change its DTT distribution from the current DVB-T standard to successor DVB-T2.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will transmit its TV channels on the upcoming DVB-T2/HEVC platform in Full HD mode (1080p50).