日期：2018-03-15 类型：Industry information
On March 29, 2017, German digital terrestrial television platform officially turned to DVB-T2/HEVC standard, and its DVB-T2 platform commercial television channel was uniformly named Freenet TV.
Recently, Holger Meinzer, chief commercial officer of the platform operator Media Broadcast, said at the 2018 DVB World Conference that as of November last year, the German DVB-T2 television platform Freenet TV had covered 59 million German people (73%).
This spring, the population will reach 61 million (76%) and fall 63 million (79%).
Meinzer revealed that at the beginning of this year, the number of paid Freenet TV users has reached about 1 million, and more than 2 million set-top boxes have been sold. In addition, more than 400000 households have switched from satellite, cable or IPTV viewing methods to Freenet TV, a terrestrial television platform. At the same time, about 18% of former DVB-T users have switched to other viewing platforms.
Meinzer revealed that there is no plan to launch DVB-T2/HEVC ultra-high definition channel at this stage.
As early as June 2017, Media Broadcast planned to launch the satellite TV version of Freenet TV through Astra satellite as a supplement to the digital terrestrial TV platform. Now, this satellite TV version of Freenet TV will be broadcast through Astra satellite (19.2 degrees east longitude) on March 28, 2018.