Autumn launch for RTL in Leipzig, Halle

By Robert Briel | May 6, 2009

The German RTL Group will launch DTT services in the cities of Leipzig and Halle using MPEG-4 and Conax encryption this autumn.

The media authority of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the Medienanstalt Sachsen-Anhalt (MSA, has given the go-ahead for the broadcasts.

RTL will launch its main commercial channels RTL, RTL II, Vox and Super RTL in the cities. Reception will be free-to-view, but in addition people will be able to buy a subscription to two RTL pay channels, RTL Crime and RTL Passion.