RTL & VOX HD HD will pay ...

The German commercial broadcaster RTL has announced that it intends to irradiate the encoded high definition verson of its two free-to-air channels RTL and VOX. Only for HD versions so users may have to pay a subscription

"The high definition has very high costs," said Andre Prahl, the owner capodistribuzione Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, in an interview with Future TV-newsletter published by the association of German audiovisual category Deutsche TV-Plattform. "The need for additional data-rate format of HD, post-production programs, the transmission of data, etc., have much higher costs than the standard definition television," Prahl said.
RTL and VOX will begin broadcasting in HD + in November inside the bouquet on Astra 19 degrees East Sat.1, ProSieben and kabel eins instead will be added in January 2010. The package will still free to air for the first twelve months.