The new German sports channel Super Sports Network (SSN) is set for launch, the company has announced. SSN has started test transmissions as part of the Kabelkiosk bouquet on Eutelsat and will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week with various sports, both live and recorded. SSN will also be available as a web TV stream.
SSN is owned by DS International Sport Management Inc, and is headed by CEO Dieter Schweiger. The channel will broadcast from studios in Cologne-Ossendorf using facilities provided by the Magic Media Company (MMC).
Programming of the new channel will focus on specialist sports such as motorsport (Moto X), tennis, badminton, beach volleyball, kayaking, mountain climbing, snowboarding, surfing and BMX. Also, golf, sailing, horse riding, swimming, gymnastics, baseball, rugby and cricket will be broadcast alongside fitness and wellness programming. There will be 18 hours of fresh programmes a day, and eight hours of repeats.