Hamburg 1 to launch sister channel

Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 11-05-2012

Hamburg's city broadcaster Hamburg 1 wants to set up a sister channel: Local media authority MA HSH has granted the commercial broadcaster a licence for new general interest service Hamburg 1 24.

The licence is valid for 10 years from 1 August 2012 and cover distribution in federal states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, according to the media authority.
The 24 hour service will be transmitted in digital only, initially as a live-stream on the internet with IPTV and DTT to follow at a later stage