Tricolor reaches 7 million HD customers

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV increased its number of HD subscribers by 6% in Q1 to exceed 7 million subscriber homes. Tricolor said that in the three months ending March 31 it connected 424,100 HD TV customers and that its overall Tricolor TV subscriber base increased to 11.87 million homes. Nearly a third of […]

All Freeview products to be HD from end of 2016

All future Freeview products must be HD-capable from the end of next year, and the Freeview brand will no longer appear on new SD products after that date. Freeview has said it will no longer licence the Freeview trade mark to SD products from the end of 2016. The UK DTT operator said that this […]

New Ultra HD channel for SES

Netherlands-based TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN) will launch a new free-to-air channel next month via SES in both HD and Ultra HD quality. TERN will make the channel exclusively available via satellite in Europe, having contracted capacity from satellite operator SES as part of a long-term agreement. “Our ambition is to broadcast premium programming in […]

SES to launch 4K channel

HD+, a subsidiary of satellite services operator SES, will launch a channel to demonstrate the 4K ultra high definition programming in September. German satellite platform HD+ said the new service will showcase 4K programming with a mix of sports, culture, lifestyle and nature content. It added that content and industry partners that want to test […]

HDTV sets now in 81% of US homes

Some 81% of US households now have at least one high definition TV set, up from 46% of US households five years ago, according to Leichtman Research Group. The new research found that 52% of all US households have multiple HDTVs, compared to just 17% five years ago. Including non-HDTV households, 65% of all TV […]

HD and Europe boost SES’s year

SES saw a 5.1% increase in HD channels broadcast over its satellites in 2014 as it posted solid full-year results, with revenue up 4% to €1.919 billion and EBITDA up 5% to €1.428 billion. Infrastructure revenue grew by 3.8%. European revenues were boosted by the sale of eight transponders to Eutelsat, as part of the […]

HD+ passes three million milestone

Satellite operator SES’s German HD platform HD+ reached three million households at the end of last year, with 1.65 million of those paying for a service, an increase of 17% on 2013. The remaining 1.4 million homes using the service were in the free trial period, according to SES. According to SES, its latest German […]

Germany lifts SES 3Q results

A new contract with Sky Deutschland and strong sales of the HD+ platform in Germany helped boost satellite operator SES’s European performance in the third quarter. The operator reported that the HD+ platform now has 2.9 million customers, including 1.6 million paying customers, with the balance taking advantage of a free introductory offer. SES has […]

Germany’s HD+ joins FreeTV Alliance

German free-to-air satellite TV provider, HD+, has joined the recently formed FreeTV Alliance – a group that aims to standardise satellite TV services and technologies in Europe. Launched at IBC in September, the FreeTV Alliance was set up by free satellite service providers from France, the UK and Italy – Fransat, Freesat and Tivusat. Georges […]

Albis to unveil new small HD set-top

Albis Technologies will unveil a new set-top box at IBC that delivers video content in 1080p HD display quality. Smaller than any of Albis Technologies’ previous solutions, the entry-level STB will be on display running a browser-based middleware application.  Albis Technologies will demonstrate its SceneGate 8083 box with middleware applications. Attendees can see a special […]