Published: August 31, 2010 07.18 Europe/London

The German HD+ platform has added Sport1 HD to its line-up of subscription HD channels. So far, the platform only offered channels from the RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 groups.

Although no official announcements have been made, test broadcasts using the Sport1 HD Demo identifier started yesterday (Monday, August 30). The channel, which used to be called DSF, was already rumoured to be launching an HD version.

In a related development, the German free-to-air channel Annixe HD has limited its transmission hours. The channel is now available between 20.15 and 9.45 during weekdays. On weekends, Annixe HD continues to broadcast 24 hours. The remaining hours are used by SES Astra to broadcast its HD Demo channel for the retail trade.