Jörn Krieger | 01-08-2013
Swiss interactive youth channel joiz, which is planning to launch a German sister channel on 5 August 2013 at 5pm CET, has signed its first carriage deals.
The channel will be available in digital via satellite on Astra 19.2° East, on the cable networks of Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia and Kabel WB, as well as on Deutsche Telekom's IPTV platform Entertain.
Industry association Deutsche Netzmarketing Gesellschaft (DNMG) will support joiz in gaining carriage on smaller networks with the signal being available for distribution immediately after launch. On the Internet, the channel will be provided as a live stream on the joiz website and by Internet TV platform Zattoo.
The Berlin-based channel, which targets viewers between 15-34, mainly wants to screen live shows in which viewers can participate via the Internet, mobile phone and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.