Swiss cable operator Cablecom has signed an agreement to carry the three low-pay channels from RTL, RTL Crime, Passion TV and RTL Living from April 1st, 2007. The channels will be made available to the operator’s 1.37 million homes that are capable of receiving the digital service. At the moment Cabelcom has 138,500 digital subscribers.
The contract is the first carriage deal outside Germany for the three thematic channels, that are available via extended digital tiers and also via the Arena DTH platform for German viewers.
The cable company also signed a contract with NBC-Universal to carry the German language versions of Sci-Fi Channel, 13th Street and The Biogrpahy Channel alongside The History Channel it already carries.