The Spanish prepaid DTH platform Starmax HD is closing down operations but has promised to come back with “a more attractive and technically more solid offer”.
The platform was offering a line-up of 12 HD channels on the Hispasat satellite but has now ceased operations. Viewers needed to get a dedicated Starmax HD receiver, capable of receiving DVB-S and DVB-S2/MPEG-4 broadcasts as well as DVB-T.
The service was originally announced in March 2011 and has only been on the market for a few months. It competed with Digital+, IPTV provider Imagenio and cable operator ONO.
However, according to an ‘official statement’ on the company’s website, the platform plans to return with a better offer – inviting customers to come up with ideas on how to improve the service.
Current customers are offered a refund of paid subscription fees as well as a technical software update of their receiver in order to be able to continue to use the device as a multimedia player and satellite receiver for the free-to-air channels on Hispasat.