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  • 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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  • Oct
  • 26

RTL2 goes HD


German entertainment channel RTL2 will launch in high definition as part of the HD+ platform on ASTRA 19.2°E in December. RTL2 HD will be the seventh free channel to launch on HD+ and it will join HD versions of sister channel RTL as well as kabel eins, Pro7, Sat.1, and VOX, and the HD version of Sport1 HD which starts broadcasting on November 1. Since the launch of HD+ in 2009, more than 300,000 HD+ set-top boxes have been sold.

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