The industry and retailers were ready, consumers had been informed, but then came Corona: In view of the current crisis, German public broadcaster ARD does not consider it appropriate to carry out the SD switch-off of its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
The Formula 1 races will be exclusively shown on pay-TV in Germany from the next season: Sky Deutschland has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights in a long-term agreement.
After this year’s season, RTL will end its live transmissions of Formula 1 races, which the German broadcaster has been showing on free-TV since 1991.
The customers of German DTH satellite platform HD+ on Astra (19.2° East) can now also restart already running programmes on the channels of German broadcast group RTL.
European media group RTL has seen an increase in the net reach of its TV channels, resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The technology platform that powers the streaming services run by M6, RTL Belgium, RTL Hungary and RTL Croatia is to be opened up to new shareholders.
German public broadcaster ARD will cease the satellite distribution of its TV channels in SD resolution on Astra (19.2° East) in January 2021.
German service provider Media Broadcast has ceased marketing its HDTV platform Freenet TV for DTH satellite households on Astra (19.2° East) on February 5, 2020.
German broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland has acquired the TV rights to the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League from the 2021/22 season.
RTL Nederland is planning to add a cheaper tier to its SVOD service Videoland.