DMAX, TLC and Eurosport 1 will in future also be available in HD quality on the DTH satellite version of Austrian TV platform simpliTV.
Austrian TV service provider ORS has chosen the InsysPLAY platform from Swiss video integration company Insys Video Technologies to support an enhanced OTT video service of its subsidiary simpliTV.
Austrian technical service provider ORS wants to launch a new HD platform on Astra (19,2° East) this summer.
Conditional access (CA) provider Irdeto and Austrian platform operator ORS have signed a new 10-year deal at IBC 2016 which will see ORS implementing Irdeto cloaked CA to enable the delivery of secure video entertainment services to its customers.
Austrian public broadcaster ORF will introduce a new encryption system for its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
Austria wants to commence transition of the digital terrestrial transmission of the TV channels of public broadcaster ORF from DVB-T to successor standard DVB-T2 in autumn 2016 and complete the move in February 2019 at the latest, but current plans target a completion already in Q3 2017.
Austrian DTT platform simpliTV wants to introduce an internet service on October 5, 2015 enabling customers to surf the net, receive further TV channels as live-streams and use video-on-demand services.
SMiT has extended its partnership with Austrian Broadcasting Services (ORS) on its DVB-T2 platform, launching a CAM integrated with HbbTV solution under the simpliTV brand.
Austrian public broadcaster ORF has expanded the video-on-demand (VOD) service Flimmit in which it recently became a shareholder and introduced a flat fee subscription.
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.