Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES is bundling its activities in the German-language market and placing its B2B and B2C business with the operational brands Astra Deutschland and HD+ under the leadership of long-time SES manager Norbert Hölzle.
Turkish manufacturer Vestel is integrating direct reception of German DTH satellite platform HD+ into Ultra HD TV sets of its brands Toshiba, Telefunken, JVC, Hitachi, Techwood, ok., Kendo, Hanseatic and Dual via the HbbTV OpApp.
German DTH satellite platform HD+, a subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, is the first operator to deploy direct-to-TV security solution TVkey Cloud.
German broadcaster High View is expanding its Ultra HD (UHD) offer: After Deluxe Music, Planet and Waidwerk will also show UHD content on DTH satellite platform HD+.
German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will launch a linear Ultra HD test channel on April 28, 2018.
Eurosport will show a live game from Germany’s first-division football league Bundesliga in Ultra HD for the first time.
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.