The new commercial TV channel Austria 9 TV, which will launch on December 12, has signed its first distribution deal with UPC. The general entertainment channel will be available to all UPC subscribers in Vienna, reaching about 500,000 homes. Negotiations are under way with others operators.
Austria 9 will also be available on the Astra satellite. Using Irdeto Cryptoworks encryption, the channel is part of the free-to-view Austrian channel bouquet from ORS. As reported by Broadband TV News, Austria 9 TV will offer call TV programming during the day and general entertainment in the evenings.