An agreement between Sky Deutschland and SES Astra’s HD+ platform to make reception of the two services on a common smart card possible seems likely, according to local press reports.
Sky Deutschland has announced it surpassed the 1 million HD subscriber mark. A remarkable feat, as the company reported on Thursday, February 24 that it had 593,000 HD homes on December 31, 2010.
Sky Deutschland has reported a net growth of 183,000 subscribers in 2010 with churn rates at their lowest levels in over five years. The premium TV operator also said HD penetration more than doubled to 593,000 homes.
Sky Deutschland has announced the launch of Sky Sport News HD this coming winter. The brand new 24 hour live sports news channel will be broadcast both in HD and SD versions.
Sky Deutschland has joined the association of fibre companies (Buglas) as an associate member.
Sky Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom are about to close a deal to offer a complete TV package to headends of housing associations and city networks, according to a spokesperson from Telekom. With the combined offer, the incumbent telecom operator hopes to better compete with the triple play offer from cable operators.
Sky Deutschland has reached an out-of-court settlement on the issue of false subscriber figures with institutional clients in the US, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland, according to the German business news magazine Kontakter.
NDS has announced that Sky Deutschland, the largest pay-TV operator in Germany and Austria, has launched CI Plus modules based on the NDS VideoGuard conditional access system.
The growth of Sky Deutschland AG accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2010, with a net addition of 131,000 subscribers bring the total to 2.653 million. “All operating key metrics showed good progress,” according to the company’s report for Q4 2010.
Sky Deutschland has announced it has now made its Sky+ HD receiver and PVR available for cable homes. The set tops are available with immediate effect from the Sky customer service.