Universal Channel to launch in Germany
Jörn Krieger | 22-05-2013

US broadcast group Universal Networks International is to launch another TV channel in German-language Europe: Universal Channel will show US series, mainly as German TV premieres, and movies 24 hours a day.

The pay-TV channel, which will screen its content both dubbed in German and in the original language, will launch on 5 September 2013 in standard definition and HD on Deutsche Telekom's IPTV platform Entertain, and in HD on Sky Deutschland as part of the basic package Sky Welt for DTH satellite subscribers in Germany and Austria. Further platforms will follow.

With Universal Channel, which is already available in over 100 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, Universal Networks International will offer a total of six TV channels in the German-speaking countries, the others being 13th Street, Syfy and E! Entertainment, as well as – jointly with A+E Networks – History and The Biography Channel.