SES launches new HD+ IP streaming service based on TV app in Germany


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.

Norbert Hölzle, SVP Commercial at the head of DACH by SES and also Managing Director of HD+
The launch of HD+ IP is the start of a new era for HD+ as it gives viewers the choice of how they want to watch TV. HD+ IP is particularly important in expanding our potential customer base to virtually every household, given the reach of high-quality Internet connections across the country.


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