The first five HD+ receivers will hit German retail outlets before the end of the year. Three manufacturers – Technisat, Technotrend and Humax – are ready to deliver the sets, which have an integrated HD+ card reader.
IFA 2009 – Berlin. Ferdinand Kayser, the president and CEO of SES-Astra, has given details of the new HD+ platform during a keynote at the consumer electronics show in Berlin. Rebuffing criticism to the plan for the encrypted HD service, he said existing HD receivers with CI slots will be able to receive the new […]
IFA 2009 – BERLIN. German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF want to switch off their analogue broadcasts over the Astra satellite in the first quarter of 2012, according to Fritz Raff, vice chairman of the ARD.
The UK free-to-air platform is closing in on half a million homes, but Ofcom’s count paints a different picture of the market, and Freesat is still waiting for a surge in HD content. Julian Clover reports.