The German Concert Channel is to launch early in 2008 using capacity on Astra at 19 degrees East. The channel was awarded a multi-year licence by the media authority in the state of Thuringen, the Thüringische Medienanstalt (TLM).
The channel will be based in the city of Erfurt and expects to employ 40 people. Programming will mainly consist of concert recordings. Aiming at an international audience with a free-to-air DTH signal the main broadcast language will be English.