German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch a TV channel informing about its offering on November 4, 2014.
Satellite operator SES has signed an agreement with Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom to deploy its internet via satellite service Astra Connect in Switzerland.
SES Broadband Services, the subsidiary of satellite operator SES providing high-speed internet via satellite solutions, has expanded its partnership with German internet service provider Orbitcom to include the deployment of Astra Connect to communities in Germany.
DMAX, the German men’s channel operated by Discovery Networks, will launch a version of its service for viewers in neighbouring Austria on October 1, 2014 via cable and satellite.
More than one third (37%) of cable customers in Germany still solely watch analogue television, resembling 6.2 million households, according to the digitalisation report 2014 released by the German media authorities.
Astra Deutschland has launched a new Ultra HD showcase channel available as a free-to-air service on the satellite operator’s orbital position 19.2° East.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have removed their main channels from Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite system at 13 degrees East due to rights restrictions regarding the FIFA Football World Cup 2014.
Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) protests against the intentional jamming from Ethiopia currently affecting satellite reception of the TV programmes of DW and other international services in large parts of the Arab world.
German technical service provider Media Broadcast wants to add new TV channels, subscription offerings and video-on-demand (VOD) services to its HbbTV-based TV companion service multithek.
With the Bundesliga game between FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen on April 26, 2014, German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland distributed a live football match via satellite in Ultra HD (4K) for the first time worldwide.