German youth channel leaves Astra

German Christian broadcaster Bibel TV (Bible TV) will terminate the satellite distribution of its youth channel [tru:] television on Astra (19.2 East) on July 1.

At the end of May Bibel TV announced that the satellite distribution of [tru:] would be terminated by September 30 at the latest. The move was made due to cost saving measures necessitated by limited donations being made because of the financial crisis, so that distribution of the additional 24-hour youth channel could no longer be ensured.