MTVN HD German set for June 3

MTV Networks will launch its high definition television channel MTV Networks HD (MTVN HD) in Germany on June 3.

The music and entertainment channel, comprised of programmes from MTV, VH1 and NICK (Nickelodeon in the UK), will be available on the IPTV platform T-Home Entertain on Deutsche Telekomís VDSL broadband network. MTVN HD screens concerts and events such as MTV Unplugged, MTV World Stage and VH1 Storytellers, award shows such as the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as footage from international music festivals such as the Roskilde and Oxegen festivals.

To celebrate the channelís launch live concerts by Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and Swedish rock group Mando Diao will be screened on June 7 and June 21 respectively. On weekends a NICK programme window is offered with cartoons, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar Ė The Last Airbender and Jimmy Neutron.

Telekom announced at the beginning of March that it would include MTVN HD as part of its IPTV offer from summer. The channel, which was launched in Europe on 15 September 2008, is already available in many countries including France, the UK and Scandinavia.