German broadcasters ARD and ZDF have announced their intention to shut down its analog signal on Astra (19.2 ° East) from April 30, 2012.

ZDFThe analog switch is not only affecting terrestrial broadcasts but also satellite, are being affected by this transition.

The launch of new services in high definition is assuming a cost overrun of occupation in the satellite bandwidth that is forcing replicating go doubling its presence SD, analog and digital, with the HD. A similar process in the cable conceivable that still maintains digital and analogue services in most of its television services.

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By • 19 Oct, 2009
• Section: High-definition, Satellite