eoTV negotiates with investors / HD distribution continues
July 11, 2019 16.53 Europe/London By Jörn Krieger
German free-to-air channel European Originals TV (eoTV) is holding talks with several interested investors.
In the meantime, the decision was taken to continue HD broadcasting and temporarily suspend SD transmissions, according to sources close to the broadcaster. This also affects the satellite distribution on Astra (19.2° East) for DTH households.
In HD quality, eoTV continues to be carried by Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV, several cable operators, Zattoo, waipu.tv and Swisscom TV, among others, reaching a total of almost 10 million households.
On May 1. 2019, the District Court of Munich opened insolvency proceedings against the assets of the eoTV operating company EO Television GmbH. Talks with potential new investors have been ongoing since then.
eoTV launched in December 2015. The advertising-financed channel shows films and series produced in Europe, in some cases as German TV or free-to-air TV premieres.