Kabel Deutschland adds Sky HD channels
Jörn Krieger | 10-12-2012
Kabel Deutschland is to add eight further Sky HD channels to its cable network, increasing the total number of HD services it distributes from the pay-TV broadcaster to 15.
As part of the new carriage contract, the following channels will be added: Sky Atlantic HD, Sky Sport News HD, Fox HD, TNT Serie HD, Sky Hits HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, Disney Channel HD and Sky Sport HD Extra. In return, History HD will be removed from the networks in mid-December 2012.
The changes will take place on Kabel Deutschland's network in a step-by-step roll-out between 10-14 December 2012. All Sky customers who are signed up for the corresponding Sky package and Sky HD will receive the new HD channels without extra charge.
Through the new agreement, Sky Deutschland will close the last large distribution gap of Sky Atlantic HD which it launched in May 2012. The channel, showing the movies and series of US broadcaster HBO as German TV premiers, will then be available nationwide via cable and satellite throughout Germany and Austria.