Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 16-09-2011

The German media authorities have issued broadcast licences to the two new pay-TV channels Spiegel TV Wissen and Sky Sport News HD.

Spiegel TV Wissen ("Spiegel TV Knowledge") will replace existing channel Spiegel TV Digital, the media authorities announced after their latest assembly in Munich. A core focus will be on the interconnections between humans and the environment.

A key part of the schedule will be documentaries, reports and studio productions. Spiegel TV Wissen will be transmitted in both standard and high-definition (HDTV) in digital via cable, satellite and internet.

Sky Sport News HD will report about news from the world of sports 24 hours per day. The channel, which will launch this winter, will be available in both standard and high-definition on the digital pay-TV platform of Sky Deutschland.