Some of the capacity on ASTRA 19.2°E freed-up by the switch-off of 29 German analogue satellite channels on April 30 has already been filled by a rush of new high definition German-language channels to Europe’s premier satellite position.
Newly broadcasting in free-to-air HD are 3Sat, Juwelo TV, KI.KA, Phoenix, ZDF Info, ZDF neo, and ZDF Kultur, along with 10 regional channels from BR, NDR, SWR, and WDR.
Super RTL and Discovery’s DMAX also started encrypted HD transmissions as part of HD+, joining Comedy Central HD, kabel eins HD, N24 HD, Nickelodeon HD, ProSieben HD, Sat.1 HD, sixx HD, SPORT1 HD, Tele 5 HD, and Vox HD on the ASTRA 19.2°E platform.
In addition, MTV Live HD has joined the Sky Deutschland HD line-up and the four HD channels of Austrian HD+ counterpart, HD Austria, have been joined by RTL HD Österreich, RTL2 HD Österreich and Vox HD Österreich.
Visit www.hd-plus.de, ww.sky.de and www.hdaustria.at for further information