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  • Jul
  • 25

The number of subscribers to the high definition service of German pay-TV platform, Sky Deutschland has passed 1 million. While the audience for the whole Sky Deutschland platform grew by just 73,000 in the year to March 2012, to 3,085,000, the number of Sky Premium HD customers grew by 61% to 1,071,000, meaning more than a third of all Sky Deutschland households now subscribe to the Sky Premium HD service.

 

 

 


  • Jul
  • 10

Both the BBC and Eurosport will be providing 3D coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, starting on July 27, broadcasting from the ASTRA 28.2°E satellites.

 

 

 

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28.2, 3DTV

  • Jul
  • 10

Satellite viewers in France are set to enjoy a wealth of on-screen football and other sports thanks to the beIN Sports 1 channel, which launched at the start of the month, and beIN Sports 2, which will begin broadcasting on July 27. Broadcasting in both standard definition and high definition from the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites, the Al Jazeera-owned channels are available to CanalSat and Orange subscribers.

 

 

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19.2, France, UK

  • Jul
  • 04

Talk TV

By: SES

The shape – or sound – of things to come in set-top boxes may be revealed by an HD receiver developed for the digital switchover in Australia. The Hills HD94003G is the first ever receiver to talk to the user, to help blind and partially sighted people to navigate through the digital channels and the various functions of the box.

The Talk TV system, developed by Ocean Blue Software and the Royal National Institute of Blind (RNIB) in the UK, provides text-to-speech conversion to voice the program guides and menu items to the user, along with audio feedback when remote control buttons are pressed.

Visit www.oceanbluesoftware.com for more information

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HDTV, UK

  • Jul
  • 04

UK broadcaster Channel 4 is launching new free-to-air channel, 4seven, on July 4 (4/7) with a new twist on catch-up TV. Broadcasting on ASTRA 28.2°E, alongside the Channel 4’s main channel, E4, More4 and Film4 (and their +1 hour versions), 4seven will give viewers the chance to see the most popular shows broadcast in the previous week without having to go online.

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28.2, Freesat

 

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