Children's and family channel Disney Channel which will relaunch in Germany as an advertising-financed free-to-air service on 17 January 2014 will distribute the high definition (HD) version of its channel on satellite platform HD+ via Astra (19.2° East).
Disney Channel HD will be available at HD+ from its day of launch. The encrypted platform, which offers the HD versions of commercial free-to-air channels for a fee, will then contain a total of 16 channels.
Disney Channel HD will broadcast on Astra on the frequency 10.803 GHz H (SR 22,000, FEC 3/4). The uplink to the satellite and the play-out will be handled by SES Platform Services.