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  • Feb
  • 28

Viewers of German commercial channel RTL using an HbbTV set-top box or smart TV can now access the Dooloop online music channel. Dooloop joins the Clipfish music channel on RTL’s free red button service but offers less charts-orientated music with track selection by genre.

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19.2, ASTRA, HbbTV, RTL

  • Oct
  • 25

Pan-European satellite TV broadcaster, Mediengruppe RTL is taking additional capacity on the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites to broadcast Swiss versions of its popular German-language entertainment channels in 2014. The Swiss Vox and Super RTL channels (Vox CH and Super RTL CH) already broadcast from 19.2°E and will be joined next year by RTL CH and RTL II CH.

RTL also broadcasts Austrian and the original German versions of all four channels from ASTRA 19.2°E.

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19.2, ASTRA, RTL

  • Mar
  • 05

Germany's largest commercial broadcaster, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, has announced it will stop digital terrestrial broadcasting of RTL, RTL II, Super RTL and Vox in Germany because it is not economical compared to satellite, according to a German media industry publication.

  • Mar
  • 27

The number one European broadcaster, RTL is launching a new German-language entertainment channel, RTL Nitro. Starting on April 1, the channel will show mostly US series with a daily theme led by feature shows.

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19.2, Germany, RTL

  • Nov
  • 19

Sixx makes eight for HD+


German women’s entertainment channel Sixx will launch as a high definition channel on the HD+ platform on December 1. Sixx HD is the fourth HD channel from ProSiebenSat.1 group to broadcast via HD+ and will bring the number of channels on HD+ to eight, joining kabel eins HD, Pro7 HD, RTL HD, RTL2 HD (also launching in December), Sat.1 HD, Sport1 HD, and VOX HD.

HD+ broadcasts from the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites and 400,000 HD+ set-top boxes have been sold since the platform’s launch in 2009. Wilfried Urner, Managing Director of HD+ said, "The fast channel take-up and the positive receiver sales demonstrate the popularity of HD+ among broadcasters and TV viewers. It shows that only one year after its launch, HD+ has established itself as an integral part of the German TV landscape."

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