German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland will drop the ‘HD’ suffix from the names of its channels.
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.
The HbbTV Association will offer a series of webinars covering current issues, solutions and developments in the TV and OTT market.
The customers of German DTH satellite platform HD+ on Astra (19.2° East) can now also restart already running programmes on the channels of German broadcast group RTL.
Travelxp 4k is in discussions with further platform operators in Germany following the expiration of its contract with DTH satellite platform HD+.
Travelxp 4k will cease its distribution on the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East) in Europe on April 1, 2020.
German public broadcaster ARD will cease the satellite distribution of its TV channels in SD resolution on Astra (19.2° East) in January 2021.
German service provider Media Broadcast has ceased marketing its HDTV platform Freenet TV for DTH satellite households on Astra (19.2° East) on February 5, 2020.
Following Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has also decided to continue broadcasting its free-TV channels unencrypted in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.