German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland wants to optimise the usage of its transponder capacities on the Astra satellite system at 19.2° East to create more space for new channels.
Bavarian media authority BLM has encouraged local TV broadcasters to offer their services in high-definition (HD).
German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has launched its new global English-language news and information channel on June 22, 2015.
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.
German financial news channel DAF has closed down its DTH satellite distribution on Astra (19.2° East) on April 10, 2015.
Nine regional TV broadcasters from Austria’s nine federal states want to transmit their channels via satellite for DTH households soon.
Switzerland’s public radio and TV broadcaster SRG SSR will launch an HD version of its information channel SRF info on March 23, 2015.
German business and financial news channel DAF has filed for insolvency.
17.6 million TV households in Germany received HD television at the end of 2014 – an increase by 24% within 12 months (2013: 14.2 million).
Telekom Austria Group is extending its relationship with Eutelsat to offer high-speed internet via satellite services in Central and Eastern Europe.