Media Broadcast


Media Broadcast taps Nevion for DVB-T2 migration

German transmission services provider Media Broadcast has tapped media production specialist Nevion to deliver technology for its new ARD-Disnet broadcast distribution network. ARD-Disnet is designed to handle DVB-T, DVB-T2, HD, FM and DAB+ broadcasts as well as generic data transport. Media Broadcast was commissioned by ARD-affiliated German public broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, […]

German MVNO Freenet sets out TV ambition with Media Broadcast, Exaring acquisitions

German mobile service provider Freenet has made a significant investment in its media delivery capability by acquiring 100% control of digital-terrestrial network operator and media services provider Media Broadcast and 25% of Munich-based fibre-based media delivery platform Exaring for €295 million. DVB-T deliver specialist Media Broadcast is currently preparing for the rollout of DVB-T2 services, […]

Bundeskartellamt greenlights DVB-T2 pay platform

German competition regulator the Bundeskartellamt has given a green light for transmission services provider Media Broadcast to build a pay platform for the country’s new DVB-T2-based digital-terrestrial infrastructure. Media Broadcast plans to build a pay TV platform for HD services in particular as the country’s DTT infrastructure transitions to DVB-T2, probably from next year. Commercial […]

Media Broadcast names sales and marketing chief

German media services provider Media Broadcast has named Ulf Heggenberger in the new role of chief sales and marketing officer. Heggenberger, who will report to Media Broadcast chairman and chief technology officer Wolfgang Breuer, was previously director of sales, marketing, product management and customer service at alternative telco Ewe Tel. He will join Media Broadcast […]

Media Broadcast highlights online video potential of HbbTV

HbbTV can successfully be used to deliver internet video channels to the big screen, extending the range of choice on digital-terrestrial TV, according to Sven Eckoldt, product manager at German broadcast infrastructure provider Media Broadcast, which last year launched the first online video channels on its Mediathek portal. “Because we are the DTT provider in […]

Media Broadcast takes DVB-S2 capacity at 23.5° East

German transmission services provider Media Broadcast has contracted 25Mbps of DVB-S2 capacity on the Astra satellite platform at 23.5° East to deliver three HD and three SD channels for Filmbox International.  The agreement covers the distribution of FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Erox HD, FashionBox SD, 360TuneBox SD and Eroxxx SD to viewers of the Skylink […]

SES signs new agreement with Arqiva

SES has signed a new long-term multiple transponder contract with Arqiva to serve its television and radio customers in the UK and Ireland. From its fleet positioned at 28.2 degrees East, SES has served more than 12 million satellite households in the UK and Ireland at year-end 2012. “Our investment in the complete renewal of […]

Media Broadcast takes OU capacity on Eutelsat

German media services provider Media Broadcast has taken capacity on two Eutelsat satellites to provide coverage of the German federal elections on September 22. The Eutelsat 3D and 16A satellites will be used by Media Broadcast over the weekend of September 21-22 to transmit live coverage from major sites across Germany including voting booths, the […]

Media Broadcast names new TV business chief

German broadcasting and media services provider Media Broadcast has named Holger Meinzer as head of its TV business unit. Meinzer, who was previously in charge of Media Broadcast’s international DVB-T2 business, focusing on the Asian market, replaces Henrik Rinnert, who is leaving the company. “We are delighted that Holger Meinzer, an experienced and well-connected expert […]

Media Broadcast to highlight IP and HbbTV

Broadcast services provider Media Broadcast will use IBC to highlight broadcast network services for IP-backed live video transmission, an HbbTV portal for hybrid television, satellite platforms for pan-European broadcasting, distribution of digital media through modular media services and international consulting, development and operation of DVB-T2 platforms. The company will showcase its ability to deliver IP-based […]