Media Broadcast DTT platform licence
March 18, 2015
Media Broadcast of Germany, a European full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, has been awarded the broadcasting capacities to operate a digital terrestrial television platform tendered by the State Media Authorities.
The licence is an important step towards making the digital terrestrial television of the future a reality. The DVB-T2 platform that Media Broadcast will build and operate offers viewers digital-terrestrial TV in HD quality and more programs with continued simple and cost-efficient use. In future, there will also be hybrid offers, such as additional channel packages, which viewers can receive directly on their TV sets via the Internet. The new DVB-T2 digital broadcasting standard will be launched in combination with the efficient HEVC encoding codec in Germany. First compatible TV sets are already on the market, and a wider variety will be available shortly, marked with a corresponding label.
“The allocation of the platform operator licence is a great success for Media Broadcast,” says Wolfgang Breuer, Media Broadcast CEO and speaker of the management board. “We are working at full tilt on our entry into the consumer market and on building our television platform with a wide range of TV offerings in the DVB-T2 standard. For users DVB-T2 will remain a cost-efficient broadcasting channel, easy to use and suited for mobile reception. Digital terrestrial television will make the leap to the future, and all viewers will receive more channels in better image quality via the digital antenna.”