Vodafone Deutschland and regional public broadcaster WDR will test how TV and video-on-demand (VOD) content can be broadcast via 5G in Germany.
German media company Autentic will take full control of international factual distribution company Autentic Distribution, formerly a joint-venture of Autentic and WDR mediagroup, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster WDR.
WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, and German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will commence their joint DVB-T2/HEVC trial in North-Rhine Westphalia on August 18, 2015.
WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD for federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, and transmitter network operator Media Broadcast prepare a joint trial to test the new digital terrestrial transmission system DVB-T/HEVC under live conditions in the urban area of Cologne and Bonn.
The Astra capacity that will be freed up from April 30, 2012 by switching off the analogue signals from the German public broadcasters will be used to launch HD versions of the factual channel Phoenix and the so-called ‘third channels’ of BR, NDR, SWR and WDR.