SES announced today that SUPER RTL HD joins the HD+ platform in Germany as of May 1st. The channel will be the 13th commercial broadcaster to join the leading German platform for HD content. SUPER RTL HD complements the range of HD+ channels with a diverse lineup. It is the fourth channel from media group RTL to join HD+. From May 1st the HD+ lineup will thus include the following encrypted channels: RTL HD, Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD, VOX HD, kabel eins HD, RTL II HD, SUPER RTL HD, N24 HD, TELE 5 HD, SPORT1 HD, Nickelodeon HD, COMEDY CENTRAL HD and sixx HD.

Viewers with an HD+ receiver will soon have more than 30 encrypted and unencrypted HD channels to choose from. They will include the free-to-air HD channels that are already on air today, the 13 encrypted commercial broadcasters of HD+ and additional public free-to-air broadcasters in HD.

Wilfried Urner, CEO of HD PLUS, said: "SUPER RTL HD is another reason to pick HD+, especially for families. People who add HD+ get the broadest satellite TV offer at a very affordable price. Viewers who are switching from analog to digital satellite TV should make the most of the situation – since they have to make the switch to digital at the end of April, they may as well do it right. For them, the shutdown represents an opportunity to upgrade their TV – especially if they choose HD+."