The leading Czech and Slovak DTH platform Skylink plans to launch mobile TV and hybrid services this autumn.
Speaking to Parabola, Jaromir Glisnik, a member of the board at M7 Group, Skylink’s owner, added that the developments were two components of the same project.
Tests on hybrid set-top boxes, which will use Viaccess-Orca conditional access, would start this summer, with a view to having them available to customers in time for the Christmas market.
Glisnik spoke at some length about Skylink’s plans to eventually all popular channels in HD. This forms part of the platform’s strategy and it will make launch dates public once they are known.
He also revealed that most of the two million active Skylink customers opted for Digital and Digital HD packages. As of the end of 2014, less than half a million active cards included at least one paid package.
The number of cards with paid packages grew by 50,000 in 2014, mainly due to HD services.
The most popular paid packages were still Multi, followed by Mini, Kombi, Flexi 7 and Multi HD.