02.21.2007 12:00 AM
Europe: Astra Ups HD Fare to 26 Channels
Two different DBS providers on two continents appear to be in competition with one another over HD offerings, and from the looks of it, it seems that HD subscribers will be the direct beneficiaries.

Astra, with operations in Europe, had announced a couple of months ago it would soon begin offering as many as 20 HD channels to its subs. In fact, the firm said this month it is now broadcasting 26 HD channels across Europe.

Some of the new HD offerings from Astra now include: CANAL+, M6, and TF1 from France; Premiere, ProSieben, Sat1 and Anixe from Germany; Discovery, National Geographic, and the History Channel from the U.K. and U.S.

Astra is also planning to match DirecTV's recent claim in the U.S. that it soon will offer up 100 HD channels--but it may be closer to 2010 before Europe reaches the 100-plus channel milestone, according to Engadget HD.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB


 
Featured Articles
Conference Updates
Technology in Focus
Discover TV Technology