German cable operator Kabel Deutschland KDG is claiming one million digital homes connected out of the total of 9.5 million customers the company serves. The basic digital bouquet, which is offered free of charge, includes all the German public and commercial broadcasters as well as a choice of international channels, both public and private, up to a total of 102 channels.
About 700,000 homes subscribe to one of the extended tiers including Kabel Digital Home, which offers 30 low-pay channels such as TCM, AXN, Kinowelt, 13th Street, Sci-Fi, Disney Channel, History Channel, the MTV mux of music channels, Boomerang and Cartoon Network. The basic tier starts at €10.90 a month for viewers that bought a KDG approved receiver (€12.90 including cable tuner rental). The total does not include Premiere subscribers on the the KDG networks.