French IPTV provide Free has launched a German language bouquet comprising of six thematic channels.
Retailing at €5.99, viewers receive a choice of specialist German channels. Gute Laune TV offers German sing-along and folk music; Your Family Entertainement with wholesome kids and family friendly programming; Erde und Mensch, a channel dedicated to the environment; Dr Dish TV, the specialist high tech channel; Deutsches Wetter Fernsehen, a German weather channels and the mind, body and spirit channel Body in Balance.
All Freebox subscribers also have access, at no additional cost, to the international German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW-TV). The deals were brokered by Global Media Consult, who put together the package for the French market.
Free follows in the footsteps of SFR, who earlier this year also launched a bouquet of German channels, which includes more generalist channels such as “Best of RTL” and “Best of ProSievenSat.1” channels (see Broadband TV News passim).