Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 14-09-2011

Austrian commercial broadcaster ATV will launch its sister service ATV2 on 1 December 2011 offering original productions, movies and series to complement the main channel.

News broadcasts and weather reports will also form part of the schedule. ATV2 will be available on Austrian cable networks as well as in digital on Astra (19.2° East). The channel will use the frequency 11.244 GHz H (SR 22.000, FEC 5/6) with the signal being encrypted in Irdeto, Cryptoworks, VideoGuard and Nagravision.

DTH satellite households in Austria will be able to decrypt the signal using the smartcards provided by ORF Digital and Sky.

The broadcaster, which is operated by Herbert Kloiber's Tele München Gruppe, confirmed the plans for a second channel in August 2011