Austria’s ORS takes Astra capacity for two channel launches

ORS, the technical service provider for Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has contracted an additional transponder on SES’s 19.2° East orbital position. The additional transponder is the fourth that ORS has contracted on SES and will help with the launch of two new channels in Austria. ORF Sport Plus will launch on October 26. Private broadcaster […]

ORF gets green light for thematic channels

Austrian public broadcaster ORF is launching two new thematic channels after getting the green light from the country’s competition regulator. The broadcaster will launch a culture and information channel and a sports network after receiving the go ahead from the Federal Competition Agency (Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde). “The launch of two new 24-hour-interest channels is a milestone in […]

A1 Telekom Austria chooses T-VIPS for OB network

Contribution technology provider T-VIPS’ JPEG2000 video gateway, the TVG450, has been deployed by A1 Telekom Austria as part of its new fleet of outside broadcast vans. A1 is using the TVG450 to provide video contribution services on behalf of public broadcaster ORF from venues throughout Austria. The primary use of the OB vans is to […]

UPC Austria offers Fit promotion

UPC Austria has reduced the cost of most of its Fit packages. The reductions include the Super Fit package down to €23.90 from €39.90, the Fit Super HD package down to €29.90 from €49.90 and the Best Fit package down to €35.90 from 59.90. Subscribers signing a 24 months contract will receive the discount for […]

Telekom Austria’s TV growth continues

Telekom Austria ended June with 174,800 A1TV customers. That means the telco increased its IPTV subscriber base by 41.1% year-on-year. Telekom Austria said customer up-take of high-value broadband offerings counteracted the loss of fixed net voice minutes and resulted in a slower decline of average revenues per line (ARPL), which dropped to €32.40 in the […]

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