German thematic channel insolvent
Written by Jörn Krieger
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 20:16

German pay-TV channel e.clips faces an uncertain future: The operating company has filed for insolvency at Munich’s district court.

Pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland will discontinue carriage of the service on Jan 7. In Germany, e.clips is also available on the cable networks of Unitymedia and Kabel BW, in Austria on Liwest’s cable network and in Switzerland on pay-TV platform Teleclub and IPTV platform Swisscom TV. In line with Sky, Teleclub will drop the channel on Jan 7 while it is not clear yet whether carriage on the other platforms will continue.

The channel, which was launched in October 2007 by former Kirch manager Philipp Riccabona, informs its viewers 24 hours per day on news in the areas of movies, TV, music, DVDs and electronic games.