The Freenet TV package with around 20 commercial free-to-air TV channels in Full HD quality on the German DVB-T2 platform will cost €69 per year, corresponding with €5.75 per month.
With the commercial launch on July 1, 2017 more than 80% of German households will be able to receive the nationwide offer, according to transmitter network operator Media Broadcast.
Since May 31, 2016, a preliminary package with RTL HD, Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD and VOX HD has been on air in urban areas. At the regular DVB-T2 launch on March 29, 2017, further commercial HD channels will join the line-up including RTL Nitro, Super RTL, RTL II, n-tv, kabel eins, sixx, Sat.1 Gold, ProSieben Maxx, Sport1 and QVC.
Additional services will get onto the TV screen as OTT offers through the internet. Along with the public channels which will be offered unencrypted and free of charge, a total of around 40 TV channels will then be available via DTT in Full HD quality.
The suitable hardware for reception of the encrypted commercial TV channels is marked with the Freenet TV logo and available at the Freenet TV web-shop and local retailers. The activation of the commercial channels from July 1, 2017 on the consumers’ hardware will be handled like on a prepaid mobile phone.
Interested people can already inform themselves about the offer and register on the Freenet TV website. Through the reception check feature, they can find out whether DVB-T2 is available at their location.