SD switch-off on Astra (19.2° East) comes closer with German public broadcaster ARD having renewed its contract with satellite operator SES for SD distribution only until mid-2020.
KEF, the commission for the evaluation of the public licence fee for ARD and ZDF, aims for the public broadcasters to terminate the SD distribution of their TV channels on Astra (19.2° East) for DTH satellite households in mid-2020.
In the night from April 24 to 25, 2018, the deployment of the new DTT standard DVB-T2/HEVC throughout Germany will enter the third stage.
German public broadcaster ZDF has terminated its distribution on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East at the end of 2017, a ZDF spokeswoman confirmed to Broadband TV News.
OTT platform Zattoo has introduced a recording function in Germany.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will continue to screen the international matches of Germany’s national football team.
Dr Alexander Coridaß will resign from his position of Managing Director for Strategy and Business Development at ZDF Enterprises at the end of 2017.
Munich-based TV producer Jan Mojto has set up a joint company with German public broadcaster ZDF for the development and production of TV series.
German public broadcaster ARD wants to terminate the DTH satellite transmission of its TV channels in standard definition (SD) on Astra (19.2° East).
Eurosport will not transmit the Olympic Games exclusively in Germany between 2018 and 2024.