Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 19-07-2011

German pay-TV channel Planet HD has joined the cable network of Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland.

The documentary channel forms part of subscription package "Kabel Deutschland HD" which, along with more than 30 digital channels, now contains 8 HD services.

Additionally, Planet HD will provide documentaries in high-definition for Kabel Deutschland's video-on-demand (VOD) portal Select Video. In standard resolution, Planet has been part of the cable company's line-up since 2005.

Planet HD launched in December 2010. The channel, which screens documentaries focussing on science, technology, nature, environment, history, travelling and culture, can also be received in Germany on Deutsche Telekom's IPTV platform Entertain and on Kabel BW's cable network. In German-speaking Switzerland, the channel forms part of the TV portfolio of telco Finecom.