German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017. The availability of ARD’s channels in Germany is now fully ensured through the satellites of SES Astra, an ARD Digital spokesman confirmed to Broadband TV News. An additional distribution via Eutelsat would therefore no longer be justified for the intended coverage area ofRead More →