ARD, ZDF postpone SD satellite switch-off

Tuesday 14 July 2020 | 09:52 CET | News
Update: 14 July 2020 | 15:56 CET
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will postpone switching to HD-only satellite broadcasting from 12 January 2021, Digital Fernsehen reports. The broadcasters have decided to delay the SD switch-off because of the coronavirus pandemic, hesitant directors, and problems with a satellite operator. ARD confirmed that it will continue to broadcast its TV programs in SD quality over satellite beyond 2020.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: ARD / SES Astra / ZDF
Countries: Germany
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