Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 25-08-2011

Germany's third-largest cable operator Kabel BW will add three new HD channels to its line-up on 1 September 2011.

The customers of the cable company serving households in south-western federal state Baden-Württemberg will then be able to receive a total of 39 free-TV and pay-TV channels in high-definition.

The new channels are pay-TV services Sky Sport HD Extra, Sky Cinema Hits and Sky Action HD. Kabel BW also plans to carry the sports news channel Sky Sport News HD which will launch in winter. With the latest additions, to company will distribute a total of 12 HD channels from Sky Deutschland on its network.

All Sky subscription packages can be ordered directly from Kabel BW - either as stand-alone products or in combination with the company's own pay-TV, telephony and internet packages.