[Via Satellite 02-01-2016] SES’ German HD platform, HD+, recorded an 11.3 percent increase in subscribers in 2015. HD+ had 1.84 million subscribers at year-end 2015, compared to 1.65 million at year-end 2014. In addition, HD+ had more than 1.1 million customers during its six-month free-trial period.
HD+ provides access to more than 50 HD channels, comprised of 30 public channels and 21 channels, as well as the Ultra-HD demo channel, UHD1 by Astra / HD+.
“With one million Ultra-HD screens sold in Germany in 2015, HD is now seen as a minimum requirement for these Ultra-HD TVs. It is clear that the desire for better picture quality has never been greater,” said Wilfried Urner, chairman of the management board of HD Plus.