German TV package for N America

German media company BOXX-TV launched its pay-TV package for German-speaking households in the USA and Canada on Jan 29.

Initially, the bouquet will comprise thematic channels Bibel TV (religious programmes), Bloomberg TV (financial news), yourfamilyentertainment (children’s shows), Bundesligen TV (sports), (German traditional folk music) and euronews (news).

With fashionguide-tv (fashion) and TW1 (culture, tourism), two further channels will be added later this year. Also planned is a movie service dubbed Kinoboxx.

The package can be received on conventional TV sets through broadband internet using an IPTV-capable set-top-box available . The monthly subscription fee is $19.90 while the box costs $199.