Sky Deutschland to expand HD offer
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland plans to expand its high definition channel offering next year.
“We are currently discussing possible content,” Sky spokesman Hans-Jürgen Croissant told industry publication Infosat. The Premiere successor currently carries seven HDTV channels in its line-up. “We will strive to add the most attractive complementary offer possible,” said Croissant.
The Munich-based broadcaster will in ...ure concentrate exclusively on set-top-boxes which can receive HDTV channels. According to Croissant, HDTV-compatible hard drive receivers tailor-made for reception of Sky’s programmes will become available in the first quarter of 2010.
(Source: Rapid TV News)
Sky Deutschland Increases HD Capacity On Astra
October 30th, 2009
SES Astra has announced that the German TV entertainment platform Sky Deutschland has contracted three additional transponders on Astyra’s prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East. Sky Deutschland will use the additional capacity primarily to offer more HD channels. The first of the three transponders will be brought into use in mid-2010. The other two transponders will follow in mid-2011 and mid-2012. Including the newly contracted capacity, Sky Deutschland will use a total of 10 Astra transponders. Sky Deutschland today broadcasts seven HD channels in the German-speaking market.
(Source: SES Astra)
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