SES on Wednesday announced HD+ IP, a new internet-based streaming service in Germany that gives subscribers access to 50 HD channels and libraries with more content without the need for a satellite, cable or DVB-T2 TV connection. .
Launched in December, the new HD+ IP streaming service will expand SES’s addressable market by an additional 20 million households in Germany. The TV app-based service will be downloadable or pre-installed on a variety of smart TVs with Panasonic as the initial launch partner.
Comparable to today’s HD+ service for satellite TV homes, HD+ IP subscribers can watch both linear TV as well as on-demand programs and content without additional or proprietary devices – everything is delivered through the HD+ IP app directly built into televisions. HD+ IP will offer over 50 HD channels, including public and private channels, with wide coverage as well as access to multiple media libraries with on-demand content. HD+IP comes with popular features like an interactive TV guide, instant live TV restart and more.
HD+ IP will be available to owners of new Panasonic TVs via an automatic software update in December 2021. Panasonic was also the first launch partner to integrate HD+ into its TVs in 2019.