The number of digital cable households in Germany currently amounts to 77.1%.
Germany’s second-largest cable operator Unitymedia will terminate analogue TV distribution on its cable network on June 30, 2017.
The German DVB-T2 roll-out will commence on May 31, 2016 with a multiplex carrying six public and commercial TV channels in urban areas.
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.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast welcomes ARD’s decision to make the transition to the new digital terrestrial television (DTT) distribution standard DVB-T2 faster than originally planned, saying that the accelerated timetable is realistic, but ambitious.
German public broadcaster ARD wants to accelerate the transition to the new digital terrestrial television (DTT) standard DVB-T2.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast wants to build up a nationwide digital terrestrial TV platform using the new standard DVB-T2 which enables the distribution of more channels and HDTV on terrestrial frequencies.
German commercial broadcast group RTL Deutschland wants to maintain digital terrestrial TV distribution in Germany and transmit its free-to-air channels in HD quality from 2016 with the introduction of DVB-T2.