Austria’s largest private broadcaster ATV has launched the ATV2 entertainment channel from ASTRA 19.2°E, joining ORF Sport Plus on the new Austrian transponder at 11.244GHz/H. Reception is free-to-view but requires an ORF Digital or Sky Austria viewing card.
Visit www.atv2.at for more information
By: SES ASTRA
Direct-to-home satellite TV provider AustriaSat is launching a four-channel package of high definition channels in September. The service, called HD Austria, is currently undergoing testing and will include HD versions of existing AustriaSat channels, kabel eins Austria, ProSieben Austria, PULS4, and SAT.1 Österreich, and will broadcast from ASTRA 19.2°E to Austrian residents with an HD receiver and ORF Digital viewing card.
With the existing ORF Digital, HD+ and Sky Deutschland platforms, and free-to-air channels, the launch of HD Austria will provide Austrian satellite viewers with 21 German-language HD channels via ASTRA.
Visit www.hdaustria.at for further info
By: SES ASTRA
An Austrian counterpart of the German HD+ platform will be launched in the summer by operators of the AustriaSat, the M7 Group. HD Austria will provide a variety of German-language HD channels, currently unavailable in Austria, to Austrian residents with a compatible receiver with CI Plus slot and a dish aimed at Austria’s main DTH satellite position of ASTRA 19.2°E.
The HD Austria service will also be available to the 1.8 million digital satellite households in Austria with ORF Digital Sat receivers and smart cards, in the same way as they access the AustriaSat platform.
Visit www.m7group.eu for further info