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Discovery Deutschland, MX1 to distribute HGTV

MX1 handling playout for eighth German Discovery channel

HGTV (Home & Garden Television) is to launch on Discovery Deutschland on 6th June with support from MX1’s managed media and distribution services.

Discovery Deutschland has used MX1 capacity on SES’ ASTRA satellites for seven of its German TV channels.

For this eighth channel, MX1 is delivering fully managed playout, including advanced graphics, uplink and distribution services.

The free-to-air SD channel is distributed via SES’s ASTRA 1KR satellite at the prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East, which reaches over 118 million homes across Europe.

Alberto Horta, Discovery Deutschland deputy general manager, said: “MX1 is a valued supplier, and the contracting services and ASTRA satellite capacity for the eighth channel underlines the success of our work together on the seven channels MX1 already manages.

“Advertisers have complex demands and expect a seamless integration into our broadcast, with which MX1 provides us. MX1’s broad range of media services delivers world-class reliability and exceptional quality, which is essential for maintaining high standards and satisfying our advertising partners.”