DVB-T2 launching in Austria next month

Austria’s ORS, the transmitter company owned by public broadcaster ORF, will start operating a new DVB-T2 pay-TV service called SimpliTV next month.

The new pay-TV serice will be available on subscription only alongside the current free-to-air DVB-T offer from ORF. Compatible DVB-T2 receivers and Irdeto CI+ modules will be availble in the shops from mid-April, and more details will be announced at an ORS press conference around the same time.

Simpli TV will be composed of ORF, RTL, ProSiebenSat.1, Servus TV, Arte, Bayern Alpha, and even Playboy TV. A total of 40 channels is envisaged, including a number of HD channels such as Sat 1 HD, Pro Sieben HD, RTL HD and Vox HD.

Source: Broadband TV News