German satellite tv covers all your familiar favourite channels, many now in HD. All these are free, without subscription.
In addition there is now HD+ . A card for 6 months costing around £100 will give ALL the HD channels. The receiver must be ci+.
Recently another pay-tv system became available in Germany recently – FreeNet a strange name for a subscription service . Similar to HD+ it offers more HD versions of existing channels
German TV has retained the 7 day EPG ( Electronic Programme Guide ) system, I offer many choices of receiver, both single tuner and twin tuner with recording disc, for use with German tv all having the 7 day Guide available.
Below are the Channels available grouped Main ( without Chat lines and Shopping Channels) , Children’s Channels, Austrian and Swiss Channels
Receivers for German tv
The Zgemma twin is E2 based, at a great price. All the avantages of plug-ins for adding features, reliable fast box proving very popular all over Europe. Particularly good with the iPab image software which has a good set of instructions. External recording drive.
Dishes for German tv
Single lnb coated steel dish from Triax or Technomate, with tm1 or similar good lnb, with low noise and high gain. This combination gives good signal strength in most uk areas.
For UK Freesat and German Channels OR German Plus Swiss SRG SSR channels, a 64cm or 78cm dish with 2 lnbs together with the Above receivers from Mutant or Amiko. Can have recording Hard drive recorder.
If you want to combine Czech Skylink or Czech free channels package with channels from another satellite, eg English Freesat , French or German, you can choose a motorised dish or a multi satellite dish . The Thomson Skylink and the Amiko HD are both capable of multi-satellite tuning.
Motorised 1m dish can receive any satellite from 30 degrees west to 42 east, in most places.
Multi satellite Wide angle dish with up to 4 or 5 satellites on a Toroidal dish with 40 degree spread
Multi sat ( up to 4 or 5 satellites ) on a standard Parabolic dish – 20 degree spread
If you would like all the possible HD channels from Germany, you can buy the HD+ module & Card, which gives you:
RTL HD, Sat 1 HD, ProSieben HD,
VOX HD, Kabel Eins HD, RTL 2 HD,
Sport 1 HD, Nickelodeon HD,
Comedy Central HD, SIXX HD and N24 HD in addition to all the German channels listed above.
You will need the Technisat HD receiver
It has been announced that the Freenet service is to close on satellite and continue only on terrestrial transmission.
Don’t worry unduly as all your Freenet subscription channels are available on satellite free to air, just for the moment not in HD. Over the coming 12 months most will be upgraded to HD anyway.