VPRT, the industry association of commercial German broadcasters, has launched the initiative Schau HDTV (Watch HDTV) which informs viewers about the advantages, offering and reception possibilities of high-definition television.
Religious TV broadcaster Hope Channel will transmit its German-language channel in HD quality on Astra (19.2 degrees East) from September 1, 2015.
German media group ProSiebenSat.1 increased its revenues by 11.8% to €772.5 million in Q2 2015 (Q2 2014: €691.1 million).
The HD channels of Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub can now also be received on the cable network of UPC Cablecom throughout German-speaking Switzerland.
Bavarian media authority BLM has encouraged local TV broadcasters to offer their services in high-definition (HD).
The current HD carriage distribution model of Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland doesn’t comply with the principle of equal chances and poses unreasonable obstructions to smaller and new TV channels.
2.26 million TV households in Austria (64% of all TV households) received HD channels at the end of 2014 – an increase by around 16% within 12 months.
The German media authorities have set up a tender for the operation of a nationwide DTT platform in DVB-T2/HEVC standard carrying commercial TV channels.
German home-shopping broadcaster QVC will offer its sister channel QVC Beauty & Style in high definition from November 1, 2014.
Munich’s local TV broadcaster münchen.tv has terminated the HD distribution of its channel on Astra (19.2° East).