The SES-backed HD+ soft-encrypted broadcasting system over Germany is adding Discovery’s DMAX-HD channel on May 1st. It will become the 14th commercial HD+ channel to transmit, as well as certain public broadcasters. SES says there are now 32 HDTV channels available to owners of HD+ receivers.
Wilfried Urner, CEO/H+ at SES said: “With DMAX HD, one of the pioneers of HD is joining our platform. Documentations and features are ideal formats for HD. The launch of DMAX HD and SUPER RTL HD on HD+ on May 1st will give the development of our platform a further push. With the start of additional free-to-air HD channels on 1st May and the large pay-TV line-up in HD, the HD offer on Astra becomes very impressive and continues to be one of the most comprehensive and attractive HD line-ups in the market and even internationally.”