Elettronica Industriale, a subsidiary of the Italian group Mediaset, has signed a multi-year capacity agreement with Eutelsat to launch Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4 in HD.
German public broadcaster ZDF has terminated its distribution on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East at the end of 2017, a ZDF spokeswoman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will continue to transmit its TV and radio channels for DTH satellite households via Hotbird (13° East).
Eutelsat said it has added 240 HD channels in 2016 equalling the total number launched during the previous two years.
WATCH VIDEO. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in cooperation with the Voice of America, are launching a Russian language news network, Current Time, or Nastoyashchee Vremya, in Russian.
China Central Television (CCTV) has signed a long-term distribution contract with Eutelsat to broadcast three of its flagship channels in High Definition across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
All channels from Italian public broadcaster Rai are now available in HD on the Tivùsatfree-to-view satellite DTH platform.
CES 2017. At this year’s CES Eutelsat Communications has announced the launch of two new Ultra HD channels at its Hotbird video neighbourhood.
The M7 Group is moving the French language Belgian channels of its Telesat DTH service from Astra to Eutelsat Hotbird.