Slovak public television and radio broadcaster RTVS has reached an agreement with satellite platform Skylink, operated by M7 Group, to offering both public TV channels in HD quality to Skylink viewers. Jednotka HD and Dvojka HD started airing via satellite on 15 April but 700,000 clients of Skylink have not been able to receive them. The operator initially said it refused to participate in co-financing the channels via satellite and did not want to broadcast them via the platform at its own costs. Several days later, though, it changed its mind and wanted to reach an agreement with RTVS on sharing the costs.

There will be a transition period for migration from SD to HD running until the end of 2016, with parallel broadcasting of both standards during that time, with Skylink getting the so-called simulcrypt from RTVS for free. After the transition period, the provider will start contributing to the public TV company for broadcasting of channels in HD. The channels will probably be included in the basic offer Digital HD upon payment of the service fee, which is EUR 2 a month.