IRT starts HD tests on Astra

By Robert Briel | April 23, 2009

The German Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) has started HD test transmissions on the Astra satellite at 19 degrees East.

The Institute is testing on behalf of ARD and ZDF and is intended for the use of receiver manufacturers. The IRT is the technical organisation of the German public broadcasters.

ARD and ZDF plan to take up regular HD broadcasts during the upcoming Winter Olympics.