Starmax HD to return after closedown
10.10 Europe/London, December 28, 2011 By Chris Dziadul
The Spanish prepaid DTH platform Starmax HD is closing down operations but has promised to come back with “a more attractive and technically more solid offer”.
The platform was offering a line-up of 12 HD channels on the Hispasat satellite but has now ceased operations. Viewers needed to get a dedicated Starmax HD receiver, capable of receiving DVB-S and DVB-S2/MPEG-4 broadcasts as well as DVB-T.
The service was originally announced in March 2011 and has only been on the market for a few months. It competed with Digital+, IPTV provider Imagenio and cable operator ONO.
However, according to an ‘official statement’ on the company’s website, the platform plans to return with a better offer – inviting customers to come up with ideas on how to improve the service.
Current customers are offered a refund of paid subscription fees as well as a technical software update of their receiver in order to be able to continue to use the device as a multimedia player and satellite receiver for the free-to-air channels on Hispasat.