An Austrian counterpart of the German HD+ platform will be launched in the summer by operators of the AustriaSat, the M7 Group. HD Austria will provide a variety of German-language HD channels, currently unavailable in Austria, to Austrian residents with a compatible receiver with CI Plus slot and a dish aimed at Austria’s main DTH satellite position of ASTRA 19.2°E.

The HD Austria service will also be available to the 1.8 million digital satellite households in Austria with ORF Digital Sat receivers and smart cards, in the same way as they access the AustriaSat platform.