Stuttgart gets private DTT channels

November 14, 2012 10.46 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Broadcast facilities company Media Broadcast will switch on a new DTT multiplex in Stuttgart with three more private broadcasters.

On Thursday, November 15, Annixe, QVC and Tele 5 will come on air, bringing the total number of available digital terrestrial channels in the area to 22. Negotiations are under way to bring a fourth commercial broadcaster to the new multiplex.

The new mux operates from a 20 kW transmitter in Stuttgart-Frauenkopf on UHF channel 25.

“The investment in an additional DTT multiplex in the Stuttgart region reinforces our commitment to digital terrestrial broadcasting,” Henrik Rinnert, SVP and head of business unit television of Media Broadcast, said in a statement. “And this is supported by interest from market parties.”