The German private broadcaster Tele 5 will soon end broadcasting on the DVB-T network in Munich and Nuremberg. The channel, specialising in movies and owned by Munich based movie mogul Herbert Kloiber, told the German press the cost does not outweigh the additional income.
The decision to leave terrestrial distribution in these two cities will only affect a limited number of households, as the channel will continue to be available on other platforms, such as cable, DTH satellite and IPTV. It also does not mean an end to all digital terrestrial distribution, as the channel will remain available in a few other cities, including Cologne, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin.
“The money that we as a small broadcaster must make to pay for a very limited additional reach is, in this particular case, simply economically irrational”, said a spokesperson of Munich based Tele 5. Tele 5 will probably leave the Munich and Nuremberg airwaves as soon as this August.