Sky expands HD reach in Austria
By Robert Briel
Published: July 7, 2010 07.25 Europe/London
Sky Deutschland has signed an agreement with Austrian cable operator B.net to carry all seven HD channels on its network, the has company announced. The new deal expands distribution to cable subscribers in the Burgenland region of the country.
The cabler reaches about 80% of all households in the region, who now have access to Sky Sport HD, Sky Cinema HD, Disney Cinemagic HD, Eurosport HD, Discovery HD, National Geographic HD and History HD.
On July 13, Sky will add three more HD channels to its HD line-up. They are likely to be Sky Sport HD2, Sky Cinema Hits HD and Sky Action HD, though it is not known if B.net will also take these additional channels.
B.net provides about 35,000 homes with triple play services.