Panasonic has announced the world’s first commercial deployment of the HbbTV Operator App (HbbTV OpApp), making access to premium and additional services possible without a set-top box.
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+.
Samsung will offer integrated access to German DTH satellite platform HD+ on all new QLED and Ultra HD TV sets sold in Germany from the end of March 2019.
Comedy Central HD has become available on German DTH satellite platforms HD+, Diveo and Freenet via Astra (19.2° East) on March 1, 2019.
No more set-top-box, CI+ module or TVkey: Panasonic will offer the option of receiving German DTH platform HD+ directly via the TV set from the end of March 2019.
German Ultra HD channel RTL UHD is now available on Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV platform MagentaTV.
52% of TV viewers in Germany would be willing to spend money on TV channels in Ultra HD quality.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has reached an agreement with Discovery regarding the distribution of Bundesliga channel Eurosport 2 HD Xtra, but this only covers the gastronomy sector.
German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is expanding the reach of its Ultra HD channel RTL UHD.
German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to offer its Ultra HD channel RTL UHD next year.