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  • Apr
  • 22

HD+ 4 = 20

By: SES

Four new channels have been added to HD+, to bring the number of HD channels on the German high definition satellite platform to 20. The new additions are news channel n-tv HD, male orientated entertainment channels ProSieben Maxx HD and RTL Nitro HD, and women’s lifestyle channel TLC HD.

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19.2, ASTRA, Germany, HD+

  • Jan
  • 06

German broadcasters offer more than 70 apps for smart (internet-connected) TVs and set-top boxes using the HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) standard, generating many millions of views, according to a report by the Deutsche TV Platform.

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19.2, ASTRA, Germany, HbbTV

  • Jan
  • 06

Disney Channel HD will launch on German high definition satellite platform, HD+ on January 17. The family and kids channel will be the 16th channel to join the platform.

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19.2, ASTRA, Germany, HD+

  • Nov
  • 21

HD For ARD

By: SES

High definition versions of six channels from German public service broadcaster ARD launch via satellite on December 5. Available in HD will be thematic channels EinsFestival (previously testing in HD), EinsPlus, and Tagesschau24, along with regional channels, hr, MDR and RBB.

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19.2, ASTRA, Germany, HDTV

  • Sep
  • 17

German sports channel Sport1 has launched a new high definition pay-TV channel dedicated to US sports as part of the Sky Deutschland pay-TV platform. Sport1 US carries a diverse coverage of sports from NFL American football and NBA basketball, through NCAA College Football and Basketball, to the IndyCar Series.


  • Aug
  • 30

In the first half of 2013 58% of all TV sets sold in Germany were smart TVs, able to be connected to the Internet, according to German trade association, Bitkom.

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Germany, smart tv

  • Aug
  • 28

New German free-to-air entertainment channel ProSieben Maxx (or 7Maxx) will launch on September 3 from the ASTRA 19.2°E satellite position with reception throughout Europe. Aimed primarily at German speaking men aged 30-59, with US primetime dramas and an in-house magazine series, the channel’s schedule also includes a BBC Earth branded block of documentaries such as Life Below Zero and Deadly 60, and an early morning Yep! block of action, superhero and adventure programming, such as Pokémon and One Piece, aimed at boys aged 6-13.


  • Jul
  • 17

Nearly 2.9 million households are now watching the German HD+ high definition satellite platform, including more than 1.2 million paying the €50 annual service fee following their 12-month free trial period.

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19.2, ASTRA, Germany, HD+, satellite

  • May
  • 15

Entertainment and celebrity channel, E! is now available in high definition to viewers in Germany and Austria from the Sky Deutschland pay-TV platform. The female-skewed channel mixes locally produced shows, such as Fulminant, reporting on German events and celebrities, with international shows such as Live from the Red Carpet, Fashion Police, and The Saturdays – The Way Up.


  • May
  • 15

German Record

By: SES

Despite the availability of online TV and on-demand services, nearly a third of German viewers regularly ‘time shift’ broadcast TV – record a show to watch at a later date – according to research from German trade association, Bitkom.

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ASTRA, Germany, Satellite

 

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