KabelKiosk adds US television

Eutelsatís German direct-to-cable platform KabelKiosk will add seven thematic channels from the USA to its portfolio after a deal signed with Los Angeles-based television operator Global Broadcasting Company.

The package comprises America Unleashed, Total Hip Hop Television, News and Finance, Indie Pix and Classics, Faith Lifestyle, Indie Sports Games and Comedy and Travel Home and Garden. The content is provided by independent film and TV producers from the United States.

As the first services, America Unleashed and Total Hip Hop Television will commence broadcasting on Eutelsatís Eurobird 9 at 9į East in early 2009 with the others to be added gradually. The satellite is used by KabelKiosk to feed cable head-ends.

KabelKiosk currently contains more than 100 channels in 11 languages which are distributed by over 250 cable operators serving a total of 2.6 million customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Denmark.