ATV Austria to launch HD channel

Jörn Krieger | 17-06-2013

Austrian commercial broadcaster ATV will offer its main channel in high definition from 15 July 2013: ATV HD will transmit via satellite on Astra (19.2° East) on the frequency 11.244 GHz H (SR 22,000, FEC 5/6).

Like ATV, the HD version will be secured by basic encryption to limit reception to Austria for rights reasons. Domestic DTH satellite households will be able to receive the signal using the ORF Digital card or a Sky smartcard without additional fees.
Several Austrian cable operators also want to carry ATV HD as part of their channel line-ups, according to the broadcaster.