Discovery Channel Germany to go HD

Jörn Krieger | 17-10-2012

The German version of documentary channel Discovery Channel will offer its programmes in high-definition from 30 November 2012: Discovery Channel HD will be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
On pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland, the simulcast channel will replace the currently offered HD service Discovery HD which provides a separate feed. The successor Discovery Channel HD is no longer exclusively tied to Sky which opens the door for Discovery Networks Deutschland to offer the channel across several platforms.
In addition to Sky Deutschland, Discovery Channel HD will be carried by UPC Austria in Austria and in Switzerland by UPC Cablecom and Teleclub. Teleclub will also distribute the channel in French language.
According to Discovery Networks Deutschland, discussions are underway with further platform providers regarding carriage agreements.