DAZN is launching two sports channels on Sky Italia on the Eutelsat Hotbird position of 13 degrees East.
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+.
The BBC has announced that during September 2017 BBC World News SD on satellite Astra 1L will cease.
German broadcast service provider Media Broadcast Satellite and satellite operator Eutelsat will expand their strategic partnership.
Eutelsat will show the first documentary German public broadcaster ZDF has produced in Ultra HD exclusively via satellite.
European cultural channel Arte will expand its Ultra HD activities and show four concerts and a ballet in the new video format at the occasion of IFA Berlin on September 3 and 10, 2016.
New data measuring trends in Germany from 2014 to 2016 show growth of the DTH base of Eutelsat’s Hot Bird position increasing by 30% to 3.1 million homes.
In a move to “optimise its infrastructure” TV d’Orange will be leaving the Eutelsat 5WA (AB3) and Eutelsat Hotbird satellites in the period starting May, 2016 and ending in December 2016.
The countdown has started: Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will switch off the SD versions of its TV channels for DTH satellite households on Eutelsat Hot Bird (13° East) and transmit the channels exclusively in HD quality from February 29, 2016.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will probably not be able to transmit live games of the IHF Men’s World Handball Championship taking place in France between 13 and 29 January 2017.