German pay-TV platform Stargate says that an autumn launch is a realistic timescale. Stargate will play a central role in the attempts by satellite operator Astra to establish its Entavio infrastructure as the means to develop the multichannel TV market in Germany.
However, the launch remains dependent on investors being secured for the Stargate project, which is expected to cost several million Euros to establish.
“If there are no investors there will be no Stargate,” chief executive Wolfram Winter told Financial Times Deutschland. He added Stargate was building a package of channels that would include film channels from the Hollywood studios as channels from the major German channels. Winter said a monthly fee of €10 was a realistic pricepoint. (JC)