M7 Group will launch a DTH platform in Germany on Astra (19.2° East) on February 14, 2018.
Eurosport 1 HD and TLC HD will be available unencrypted and free of charge to DTH households across Europe on the Astra satellite system (19.2° East) during the Olympic Winter Games between February 9 and 25, 2018.
Eurosport will show a live game from Germany’s first-division football league Bundesliga in Ultra HD for the first time.
MTV has become a free-to-air, unencrypted TV channel in Germany and Austria again with immediate effect.
Travelxp 4k, the world’s first 4K HDR channel, will launch on Astra (19.2° East) on December 13, 2017, targeting the customers of German DTH platform HD+.
HD+, the German HDTV platform operated by Astra satellite operator SES, will screen MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2017 in Ultra HD on Astra (19.2 degrees East) for the first time.
Wilfried Urner has been appointed, with immediate effect, as the new CEO of MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES.
HD+, the German HDTV platform for satellite households on Astra (19.2° East), has made its multiscreen service HD+ ExtraScreen available on tablets and smartphones using Android.
German public broadcaster ARD wants to terminate the DTH satellite transmission of its TV channels in standard definition (SD) on Astra (19.2° East).
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.