Sky’s HDTV package on Kabel BW
Good news for cable households in the German state of Baden Wurttemberg: Kabel BW will distribute the complete HDTV package to be offered by pay-TV operator Sky from July 4 on its cable network. The carriage contract has now been signed.
Sky HD comprises Sky Cinema HD, Sky Sport HD, National Geographic HD, History HD, Discovery HD, Disney Cinemagic HD and Eurosport HD. With the seven Sky channels, Kabel BW now offers 12 HD channels, with more planned for the coming months.
According to the Heidelberg-based company, negotiations are currently taking place with broadcasters. Kabel BW is planning to launch its own pay-TV package with HDTV channels as well as expanding the free-to-air offer. The planned video-on-demand service will also include HDTV content.