German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 will make Ultra HD content (4K) available to its viewers through the red button on the remote control for the first time.
The Slovak sports channel 213 has become the first to in the country broadcast via satellite in Ultra HD.
German cable operator Unitymedia has initiated analogue switch-off on its cable network at ANGA COM 2017 in Cologne, thereby creating more space for new digital TV and HD channels, for fast internet access – and for the launch of Ultra HD, as CEO Lutz Schüler unveiled to Broadband TV News.
The users of German HDTV satellite platform HD+ are particularly open towards Ultra HD (UHD).
German public broadcaster ZDF will continue to transmit its TV channels ZDF, ZDFinfo and ZDFneo in standard definition (SD) on Astra (19.2° East) in addition to HD resolution until at least 2020.
More than a quarter of German TV viewers (28%) who don’t yet own an Ultra HD TV set want to buy such a device.
German set-top-box and smart home solutions supplier ABOX42 has launched fully configured and certified set-top-box (STB) platforms for the US market.
German IPTV operator Exaring has made its TV platform waipu.tv available on the Amazon Fire TV box and stick.
Swisscom has added Ultra HD channel Insight TV to its IPTV platform Swisscom TV 2.0.
Vodafone Deutschland will show in collaboration with Sony’s action and entertainment channel AXN the third season of TV series Power in Ultra HD.