4+ to launch on 9 October

Jörn Krieger | 12-09-2012

Switzerland's largest commercial broadcaster 3+ will launch its sister service 4+ on 9 October 2012.

The free-to-air channel which will mainly show movies will be available exclusively on the cable network of Switzerland's largest cable operator UPC Cablecom.

The subsidiary of US media company Liberty Global will carry 4+ in analogue, digital and in high-definition (HDTV). The analogue slot will be taken over from German public channel SWR Fernsehen which will subsequently only be available in digital at UPC Cablecom.

Zurich-based operating company 3 Plus Group announced the launch of the new channel in August 2012.